Rambutan

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Rambutan Fruit
Rambutan Fruit

Interesting facts about Rambutan

  • Are you aware that rambutans originated in Malaysia?
  • Are you aware that rambutans are a tropical fruit?
  • Are you aware that Thailand is the largest producer of rabutans?
  • Are you aware that the word rambutan comes from the Malay/Indonesian word meaning “hairy”?
  • Are you aware that in Vietnam rambutans are called chôm chôm which means “messy hair”?
  • Are you aware that rambutans grow on evergreen trees that range from 39 to 65 feet tall?
  • Are you aware that an average rambutan tree produces 5,000 to 6,000 fruit per year?
  • Are you aware that the roots, bark and leaves of rambutan trees are used in medicine and to produce dyes?
Rambutan Fruit
Rambutan Fruit
  • Are you aware that rambutans are round to oval in shape?
  • Are you aware that rambutans grow in clusters of 10 to 20 together?
  • Are you aware that rambutans are a non-climacteric fruit? (This means that they ripen only on the tree.)
  • Are you aware that rambutans are closely related to lychees and longans?
  • Are you aware that the best quality rambutans occur when they are picked and still attached to their bark? (They are less likely to have rot damage and remain fresh longer.)
  • Are you aware that rambutans have a leathery, reddish skin?
  • Are you aware that rambutans are covered with flexible spines or hairs?
Rambutan peeled
Rambutan peeled
  • Are you aware that the flesh of the rambutan is translucent and whitish or very pale pink in color?
  • Are you aware that rambutans have a sweet taste?
  • Are you aware that rambutans are primarily eaten fresh but they also can them and make them into jellies and jams?
  • Are you aware that the flesh of rambutans resemble grapes?
  • Are you aware that rambutans have a glossy brown seed?
  • Are you aware that you can cook and eat the rambutan seed?
  • Are you aware that candles and soaps are manufactured from the rambutan seed oil?

Nutritional information on Rambutan

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