They come in peace

Totally tasty, these exotic fruits have a tender texture and a sweet flavor similar to wild grapes.

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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.

Close up of rambutans

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.

Rambutans in a bunch with some cut open
Rambutans in a bunch

Small but mighty

Rambutans are touted as a super fruit because they’re rich in:

  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Potassium
  • Manganese

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