Wednesday, September 14, 2011

RAMBUTAN - Exotic fruit from Southeast Asia

Rambutan is a seasonal fruit that originated in Malaysia and spread out through its neighboring Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines.  But these ones are grown in Florida.

Rambutan is seasonal which is why I am featuring it today - month of September.  I have started seeing them in our Chinatown area from grocery stores to street vendors.  I would therefore like to share with you how to eat this delicious fruit so if you see them in the grocery stores at this time of the year, you would know how to eat them and savor its very sweet taste.

Rambutan is rich in Vitamin C, iron, Vitamin A, beta carotene, niacin, and fiber.  The skins contains flavanoids thought to lower cholesterol and anti-oxidant to fight cancer.  However, we do not eat the skin.
Above is the Rambutan fruit
Please watch the video below demonstrating how to eat the rambutan.

Enjoy a rambutan today.  It's a good dessert.  Sweet and nutritious!

Don't forget - this is seasonal so try looking for them soon.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

We are coming to your town today! We're taking Gemma to the Statue of Liberty!

That rambutan looks good! I've never heard of it before.