Tropical Fruit Salad (IMAGE) American Society of Agronomy Caption Carambola fruit is commonly called star fruit in the United States. When cut in a cross-section, the slices often look like stars. The entire fruit is edible. Credit: Ariel Freidenreich Credit Ariel Friedenreich Usage Restrictions For use with story only. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.