The flavor of rambutan is a little like grapes with a slight strawberry quality, slightly acidic and sweet. It has a pleasant fragrance and is not as sweet as the lychee and also is a little less acidic.


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In Vietnam, rambutan is grown in the Southeast, South Central and Mekong Delta (Photo: Internet)

Rambutan tree is native to Southeast Asia countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, etc. It also grows in some areas of East Africa, India, and South America.

Rambutan tree is evergreen that attains a height of between 14 and 25 m. The leaf is elliptic to oblong shape, yellow/green to dark green with yellow or bluish green veins underneath.

If you have not seen the rambutan before, you might be a little fear because it has the pretty odd appearance. Rambutan has half red color, half bright red or half yellow and lots of green “feathers” around the outside. The pulp is sweet and sour, tender, and succulent, but also packed with vitamin C and other nutritional components good for your health. The name rambutan is derived from the Malay word rambutan, which means “hairy” — an apt description for this fruit.

Once peeled, the rambutan fruit is very similar to the lychee and longan fruit. This fruit has a small seed inside.

The flavor of rambutan is a little like grapes with a slight strawberry quality, slightly acidic and sweet. It has a pleasant fragrance and is not as sweet as the lychee and also is a little less acidic.



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Rambutan provides plenty of nutrients and antioxidants (Photo: Internet)

On average, 100 grams of papaya contains the following nutrients:

Calories: 68 kcal

Carbohydrate: 16 g

Fiber: 2.8 g

Sugar: 13.2 g

Fat: 0.3 g

Protein: 0.9 g

This fruit provides great amounts of natural sugars such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, Vitamin B3, A, C and Vitamin B9.



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Rambutan is very easy to eat (Photo: Internet)

You can eat fresh rambutan fruit or make juice, salads, jam, pudding and ice creams. Of course, you can enjoy them all year round as they are canned.

You want to know the fruit is ripe or not, look at the color of its spikes. When it is ripe, the spikes will turn red color.  The redder they are, the riper the fruit will be. The green skin means it is unripe and over-ripe if it has a lot of black "hairs".

To open a rambutan, cut the skin with a sharp knife or even use your finger. To do so, slice the middle of the outer skin with a knife, then squeeze from the opposite sides from the cut. The white fruit should pop free.

The sweet, translucent flesh contains a seed in the middle. You can remove the seed with a knife or spat out after eating the flesh.



Recipe 1


+ 15 rambutan fruits

+ 1 bunch of grapes

+ 1 cup of fruit yogurt

+ A half of a cucumber

+ 1 spoon of vanilla flavored ice cream

How to make

+ Peel the rind of rambutans

+Put rambutans and grapes in a blender.

+ Add 1 cup of fruit yogurt and mix them together.

+ Peel the rind of the cucumber or not.  Grate it into the mix you prepared and mix the drink after you add the vanilla flavored ice cream.

+ Add some ice cubes and enjoy

Recipe 2


+ 3 rambutans

+2 cups coconut meat

+ 1 banana

How to make

+ Peel and remove seed of rambutan

+ Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth

+ Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.aa



Kills the parasites

Eating rambutan fruit is a good way to help the body destroy intestinal parasites, reduce the symptoms of diarrhea and fever. Because the active ingredients in rambutan fruit have high antiseptic properties.

Eliminates the toxins in the kidneys

Rambutan is rich in phosphorus, so it can help to eliminate the wastes and toxins in the kidneys. This phosphorus is also essential for the repair, maintenance and stimulation of cell tissues in the body. Not only that, the very significant calcium content in rambutan combined with phosphorus also help to strengthen teeth and bones.

Relieves constipation

Rambutan fruit has a high fiber content that directly affects the improvement of intestinal motility. Fiber acts as a catalyst for better digestion, thereby reducing the risk of indigestion and constipation.

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Eating fresh fruit helps your digestion be healthier (Photo: Internet)

Boosts immunity system

Rambutan is a good source of vitamin C which helps to improve immunity by improve white blood cells function more effectively, strengthening your skin’s defense system, and helping wounds heal faster.

Stimulates blood cells

Rambutan fruit also contains copper and iron, which are essential for stimulating the body to produce red and white blood cells. That is the reason why it helps the body control the dizziness and fatigue caused by anemia. In addition, the manganese in this fruit also helps the body produce enzymes that are beneficial to health.

Boosts Energy

The high carbohydrate and protein content in rambutan fruit plays a significant role in boosting energy. The B vitamins in rambutan fruit support and increase energy metabolism, thereby converting carbohydrates into energy.

Benefits for pregnant women

The high iron in rambutan helps to reduce fatigue and dizziness. It helps to maintain the healthy hemoglobin levels. The fruit also helps to reduce skin itching common in pregnant women. The vitamin E content of rambutan fruit helps the skin to be nourished.