"Fruit rambutan: as is, the description, advantage and harm

"Fruit rambutan: as is, the description, advantage and harm

Thanks to development of transport connection in the 21st century the most remote corners of the planet, and gifts of exotic flora not a rarity on counters of shops are available to us. So if there is a wish to experiment, then it is possible to buy the most unusual fruit. For example, rambutan.

As looks

The first association at those who see rambutan for the first time — "a hairy chestnut". Really, its peel is densely covered with the long, slightly bent brown hairs. The peel changes color depending on extent of maturing of fruit: at first it green, then — yellowish, further — orange and burgundy.

The peel is quite dense, but it is easily cleaned off. In the middle of a fruit — large (to three centimeters) an oval form a stone of brown color. Pulp milky-white or pinkish, on consistence is similar to jelly. The fruit can reach six centimeters.

Whether you know? Thanks to hairs, fruit also received the name — in translation from the Indonesian rambut means "hair".

Where grows

Sort this plant from tropics of Southeast Asia. It is grown up in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia. Fruits large clusters grow on the ends of branches of an evergreen nefelium repeynikovy which can reach 25 meters in height.

Chemical composition

Edible pulp of a fruit contains many useful substances (it is specified hundred grams of pulp):

  • potassium — 42 milligrams;
  • sodium — 11 milligrams;
  • phosphorus — 9 milligrams;
  • magnesium — 7 milligrams;
  • calcium — 22 milligrams.

Also fruit contains zinc and manganese.

The fibrous structure of a fruit promotes good comprehensibility that well influences digestion.

Useful properties

Rambutan not only tasty, but also useful fruit. Its pulp rich with minerals and acids renders the toning, cleaning and rejuvenating effect, improves a metabolism.

It well restores forces and gives to an organism a cheerfulness charge.

Fruit and vitamins is rich. Most of all in it vitamin C and B3 (PP) vitamin. It is a little, but are present: And, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9.

Nutrition value

Does not contain fats, only proteins, carbohydrates, liquid (juice) and food fibers. A proportion of proteins/fats/carbohydrates — 0.65/0.2/20. Caloric content of exotic yum-yum — 82 kcal on hundred grams.

Whether you know? Many residents of the countries, where rambutan is grown up, believe that, eating five of its fruits a day, it is possible to avoid oncological diseases.


In cookery this fruit is a part of the most tasty desserts: as addition to ice cream, the main ingredient of jam, jam or syrup, put it in compotes, fruit salads, use as a stuffing for pies and cakes. Also it perfectly shades taste of red meat, chicken and fish.

As eat this fruit

It is easy to eat rambutan — it is necessary to make an incision slightly a peel in the area of a natural break and to separate it in half. At will it is possible or to remove both halves, or to leave one of them for convenience (holding it, you will not soil hands). One more option is to rind segments, having made the corresponding cuts. Owners of especially dexterous hands can not use a knife — two halves of a peel can be separated, having sharply turned them in different directions in the area of a break.

Important! The fruit is stored no more than seven days (and still it is necessary to consider time which it spent on the way from the place of growth to shop). So you should not buy it "for later". It is better to eat right after acquisition.

Delicious gentle pulp does not need in any processing — it is possible to eat right after cleaning. The stone, in principle, is edible, but it is better not to eat it (tart, contains a lot of tannin and on taste reminds an acorn). It is possible to put in a pot and to try to grow up from it a tree.

Advantage and treatment

Rambutan is very useful. Consumption of this fruit will help:

  • to get rid of problems with skin, to rejuvenate it and to give to softness and silkiness;
  • to reduce blood pressure;
  • to struggle with parasites (especially helminths);
  • at diseases of nervous, cardiovascular and digestive systems;
  • at reduced immunity;
  • at a diarrhea;
  • in the presence of excess weight.

Study useful properties of strawberry, fruit papy, a pomelo, a lime, orange, a kiwi, banana, mango, pomegranate, avocado, durian and an unaba.

Harm and contraindications

It is not necessary to use this product in cases:

  • if you have on it an allergy. However, this council sounds so rather: "if you felt badly, having eaten it, do not eat any more". Unfortunately, in a different way, except as having tried, you do not learn about an allergy;
  • if you have a stomach ulcer. The sodium and vitamin C which are contained in fruit pulp will affect damaged mucous not in the best way.

Also it is necessary to consider possible reactions of an organism to unfamiliar, exotic food. It is better to taste fruit little by little. Children up to three years in general are not recommended to give.

Important! Crude seeds of rambutan are it is impossible, they are quite poisonous. However, subjected to heat treatment (for example, roasted) they are quite suitable in food.

Where still use

Rambutan finds application not only in cookery. The stone contains many oils which use as fragrance in various cosmetics, means of hygiene and even aromatic candles.

Fresh young escapes — raw materials for the natural dye which is used in textiles processing. Wood after processing becomes elements of furniture and a decor of rooms.

In the family for fruit warm edges it is very popular in traditional medicine as broths (including not only from fruits, but also tree bark). It is considered medical and given to women after the delivery and to the people having headaches.

As we see, exotic rambutan can become the real highlight of your table. Be not afraid to try new, on the planet Earth grows so much tasty!

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team