Look, we get it … these lil’ guys are strange looking. Their alien appearance and spiny exterior might make you think they’re inedible … but that would be incorrect.
Did you know?
Rambutans were first discovered in Southeast Asia, specifically Malay-Indonesia. Its name is derived from the Malaysian word meaning hairy, which based on its exterior, is perfectly fitting.
But how do you eat them?
The actual fruit of the rambutan hides inside the spiny shell. Take a knife, cut the circumference of the exterior and remove it to reveal the fruit within. Be mindful of the large seed which closely resembles the pit of an apricot.