Are Star Fruit Good for You?

Are Star Fruit Good for You?
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The oxalate content in star fruit may pose a risk.

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Star fruit, which you can often find in the tropical produce section at large supermarkets. Harmful? Harmless? Or helpful?

Harmful enough to shut down our kidneys. Acute oxalate nephropathy, caused by the extraordinarily high oxalate content—a condition previously associated primarily with antifreeze ingestion. Nice. Eat an apple.

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Star fruit, which you can often find in the tropical produce section at large supermarkets. Harmful? Harmless? Or helpful?

Harmful enough to shut down our kidneys. Acute oxalate nephropathy, caused by the extraordinarily high oxalate content—a condition previously associated primarily with antifreeze ingestion. Nice. Eat an apple.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to Vegan Feast Catering via Flickr.

Doctor's Note

Check out my other “HHH” videos (Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful?) – listed below the post.

For more context, see my associated blog post: Soy milk: shake it up!

Ten years after this video was published, I made an updated video on star fruit: Neurotoxicity Effects of Star Fruit.

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