The carambola fruit is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C that it is described as a super fruit due to its many health benefits. However, the fruit is also found to contain oxalic acid, which can cause hiccups, vomiting, and nausea in individuals suffering from kidney failure.
Word origin: Portuguese, perhaps from Marathi karambal.
Scientific name: Averrhoa carambola
Other common name: star fruit
See also: balimbi.