The exotic Rambutan fruit is edible and decorative

The exotic Rambutan fruit is edible and decorative
Rambutan fruit (Latin Nephelium lappaceum) is native to Indonesia and Malaysia. It also grows naturally in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and some other Southeast Asian countries. The name derives from the Malaysian word “rambut” which means “hair”. This exotic fruit is also called “hairy lychee” because of its external appearance. This fruit is the size of a plum, so it is also called “plum with thorns”.
Rambutan is the fruit of the tree of the same name, and it originates from the Malay Archipelago and Southeast Asia. It has a hard red-orange peel. Under the skin is the white, fleshy and juicy part of the fruit.
The inner part of the fruit has a slight aroma of green tea. The taste varies from sweet to bitter and sour. The taste is similar to the taste of melon and jelly candies. Rambutan from Thailand is tastiest from May to September, while the species from Latin America is tastiest during winter.
This fruit is a good source of vitamins A, B, C (it contains as much as 40 mg, which ensures the strengthening of the immune defense and slows down the cellular aging process), iron (prevents fatigue due to anemia), copper, phosphorus and potassium. It has a good effect on immunity, bones and red blood cell production. It stimulates the work of the digestive organs. It contains fats, proteins, a high proportion of fiber (prevents constipation due to the laxative properties guaranteed by the presence of fiber in the pulp) and carbohydrates. The rambutan fruit is white in color, surrounded by a pink skin that has spines with a green tip. The plant can grow up to 25 meters in nature, where it is best suited to tropical climates. It is starting to be cultivated in Australia and Central America mostly because of its positive effects on human health. Fruits are low in calories, so they are consumed in diet diets. The fruit is juicy and can be eaten fresh or used in the preparation of jam. Due to its glucose and energy properties, this fruit is suitable for people with diabetes, diabetics and people with an intensive lifestyle.
Rambutan is good against infections because it contains a lot of antioxidants. It kills microbes due to its antiseptic effect and fights against various types of cancer. It has the same effect on internal parasites. The seeds of this fruit destroy parasites in the stomach. The seeds should be roasted or boiled before consumption.

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