While this hairy red fruit looks like something out of a fairytale, rambutans are a common (and delicious) snack native to the Malay-Indonesian region and other regions of tropical Southeast Asia. It is closely related to several other edible tropical fruits, including the lychee, longan, and mamoncillo (Spanish lime). The fruit flesh is translucent, whitish or pale pink, with a sweet, mildly acidic flavor reminiscent of grapes.
- Using a sharp knife, cut a slit in the skin and peel off.
- Remove grape-like flesh. Caution: Contains pit.
- Enjoy fresh!
Store rambutan in a plastic bag inside refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Guatemala: May – October
Honduras: August- February
Guatemala and Honduras
- Good source of fiber
- Excellent source of Vitamin C
- Because it is low in calories yet rich in water and fiber, rambutan may prevent overeating and keep you feeling fuller for longer, leading to weight loss over time.
per serving (about 11 fruits)
Naturally Low in Sodium
Rambutans are an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source of fiber and manganese
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