Rambutans are exotic fruits grown in tropical countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia. They are grown on a medium-sized tree, Nephelium iappaceum, which is related to the lychee. Like the lychee, under the rind, there is the tasty white flesh of the fruit and a single inedible seed. The fruit can be eaten fresh, without cooking.
Rambutan fruits are usually eaten raw, sometimes freshly picked from the tree. Simply remove the skin by lightly pinching the fruit until the peel breaks in the middle. Discard the peel and eat around the seed in the middle. You can also use a knife to separate the flesh from the seed. The flavor of rambutan is a little like grapes with a slight strawberry quality, slightly acidic and sweet. It has a pleasant fragrance that may be desired in some cooked dishes. It’s not as sweet as the lychee and also is a little less acidic.
From April – Oct
2kg, 2.5kg, 3kg per carton, customized packaging is available upon request
STORAGE & SHELF-LIFE
10-15 degree celcius, 7 days after its maturity