Star fruit questions

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Has anyone heard or knows for a fact that eating star fruit has adverse affects on people who are on heart medications? I hope not, my tree is loaded for the first time, I can't understand why everyone in florida doesn't grow a star fruit tree, gee's, they are $2.50 apiece in Publics!

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

There are a number of sites out there that do say it can interact with some medications--sounds like it's similar to grapefruit juice which is more widely known to cause problems. I've posted a few links below, but if you google it you'll turn up more. Really the best thing to do is talk to your doctor--even if it can have an effect, it could be that you'd need a huge quantity of them before it would cause a problem, so you might be able to eat a few without any risk. Or it may not interact with the specific drugs that you're taking, so your doctor is really the best person to advise you.
http://www.aolhealth.com/conditions/by-the-way-doctor-whats-the-problem-with-grapefruit-juice-and-statins
http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Carambola
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080817021228AAKMFPq

Keaau, HI

Starfruit is not good for diabetics to eat as the fruit contains an enzyme which inhibits a person's system to deal with oxalate. It can cause problems for the kidneys.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Thank you both, I will speak to my doctor, hope he tells me not to be concerned, I just love this fruit and don't think I could limit myself to "eat a few". those links were handy ecrane3, thanks again.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

If you're not allowed to eat them, you could always set up a stand and sell them for $2 apiece--that way people can get them cheaper than the grocery store and you can make a little money! LOL

Keaau, HI

$2.00 is cheap! If you come to the farm and pick them, I'll give them to you for $1.00.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Metrosideros, you have to understand that at our local markets here in Florida they go for $2.50 apiece which I don't understand because the trees are so profilific, and seem to fruit year around.

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