sweet & juicy


The rambutan is one of the most popular fruits in south-east Asia. The spiky red skin contains an edible, translucent fruit with a sweet-tart flavour. The rambutan is also known as the hairy lychee: it looks very similar to a lychee on the inside but the outside is completely different. The rambutan grows in clusters of 5-20 fruits on trees that can reach as much as 25 m in height. The tree can bear fruit twice a year.

Origin Origin

The rambutan originates in Malaysia and Indonesia. The name comes from the Malaysian word rambut, which means “hair”. Our Discovered rambutans come mainly from Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Taste rambutan Taste

The flesh of the rambutan is a glassy white colour. The stone is not edible. The rambutan has a juicy, sweet aroma.

Use rambutan? Use

Rambutans are not only delicious to eat out of hand, they are also wonderful in fruit salads or as a dessert.

Storage rambutan? Storage

Store rambutans at room temperature. If kept in the refrigerator, they quickly lose their aroma. The skin turns red when the rambutan is ripe.

tips TIP!

Try sprinkling rambutans with a liqueur of your choice and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Nutritional value rambutan Nutritional value

  per 100 gr
Energy (kcal) 68 kcal
Carbohydrates 16 g
of which sugars 13 g
Fat 0 g
of which saturates 0 g
Fibre 3 g
Eiwitten 1 g
Vitamin C  

Growing areas Growing areas

Growing areas Rambutan

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