Rambutan season? This is what you need to know about when this season starts and ends, the best time to buy rambutan and more. Let’s get into it!
What is rambutan?
Rambutans are a type of tropical fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. The fruit is typically red or yellow in color and has a hairy, spiky outer skin. Rambutans are related to lychees and longans, and have a similar taste and texture. The flesh of the fruit is sweet and tangy, with a slightly acidic taste. The seed is black and hard. Rambutans can be eaten fresh or used in jams, jellies, and other preserves.
What does rambutan taste like?
Some people say it tastes like a cross between a grape and a lychee. Others describe the flavor as being similar to a pineapple or mango. Needless to say, they are tropical-tasting and quite a treat to enjoy. When you eat a rambutan, you peel back the outer layer of skin, revealing the silky sweet white flesh inside, which is what you eat.
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How to eat rambutan?
To eat a rambutan, simply peel off the outer red skin to reveal the white flesh inside. You can eat the flesh whole, including the seed. Rambutans are best eaten fresh, but can also be used in jams, jellies, and other preserves.
When is rambutan season?
Rambutan season is typically during the summer months. Rambutans are generally available from May to October, but they can be found year-round in some areas.
If you can’t find fresh rambutans, you can purchase them canned or frozen. When choosing fresh rambutans, look for ones that are brightly colored and free of blemishes. Avoid fruits that are soft or have brown spots. Canned and frozen rambutans can be found in most grocery stores.
Where are rambutans native?
Rambutans are native to Southeast Asia, specifically Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. They can also be found in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The fruit is commercially grown in many other tropical countries as well.
Rambutans are grown in tropical climates and need a lot of humidity to thrive. They can be found in Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Rambutans are also commercially grown in many other tropical countries.