We consider Rambutans to be the ogre of the fruit world. The exterior is intimidating and scary with spiky hairs and bright shades of red and green; the fleshy white interior is soft and sweet (like a lychee); there is also a seed (don’t eat that). Not only do Rambutans taste great, they contain rich amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, iron, phosphorus, calcium and Vitamin C.
These exotic fruits are cultivated in warm climates such as Southeast Asia, Central America, and Africa. Don’t worry, no need to update your passports. When in season, you may also find them at your local Asian supermarket…or, crack open a bottle of your favorite Rambu flavor!