Rambutan

Season : All year round.
Origin : Ben Tre Province.
Variety :

Variety

Thai ( Rong Rieng )

Java

Nhan

Hair

Long & green hair,

Long & light green hair,

Short & light green hair,

Certificated

Global GAP

Global GAP

Viet GAP

Taste

Sweet and crispy

Sweet and a bit sour

More than sweet

Shelf life

10-15 days

7-10 days

7-10 days

Shipment

Air

Air

Air

Packing :  0.5kg x2 / box ; 1kg x 2 / box

General Information

Rambutan is another delicious fruit in the lychee family (Sapindaceae) of tropical fruiting trees. Their outer rind is covered with soft, pliable, hair-like spines and hence acquired the name "rambut" in Malay. Botanically, this exotic fruit named scientifically as Nephelium lappaceum L.

Some of the common names are ramboostan, litchi chevelu or ramboutan (French), luuk ngaw (Thai), chom chom (Vietnamese), etc.

Rambutan fruit measures about 1.8 in long and 1 to 1.5 in wide. The outer skin is 2 to 3 mm thick and covered with soft, long, kinky spines (hairs) that turn red or yellow when ripe. Inside, the juicy, rice-white, edible aril (flesh) is attached to a single, large seed as in litchi in clinging types. Freestone cultivars also exist and preferred over clinging varieties.

The flavor and texture is almost similar to lychees but bit more acidic. Seeds are inedible and poisonous.


Health benefits of Rambutan

  • Fresh rambutan fruit carries 75 calories per 100 g of edible portion. It has no saturated fats or cholesterol but composes of good amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
  • Rambutan carries about 30 mg of vitamin-C; 50% of daily recommended value. Studies suggest that consumption of fruits rich in vitamin-C helps human body develop resistance to combat infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
  • It carries good amounts of dietary fiber, 0.24 g per 100 g.
  • Rambutan also carries many minerals like calcium (10.6 mg), phosphorus (12.9 mg) and copper. Being a juicy tropical fruit, it holds good amounts of potassium, an important component of cell and body fluids help control heart rate and blood pressure; thus, it offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases. Copper required in the production of red blood cells.
  • Unlike lychee, rambutans do not contain "Oligonol", a low molecular weight polyphenol. Nonetheless, it carries other antioxidants like vitamin C, and polyphenols.
  • Fresh fruits are very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, and folates. These vitamins are essential since they function by acting as co-factors to help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.

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