What is a Rambutan?
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· Closely related to the lychee and longan
· Very unusual looking with a hairy appearance
· Gets its name from the Malaysian word for hair, “rambut”
· Juicy-sweet in texture with an enjoyable flavor similar to a lychee, but less acidic
· Rosy flavor resembles a combination of a strawberry and a muscat grape
· Peel off the hairy skin to extract the fruit and remove the seed just before serving.
· Easily eaten by itself, in salads, with vegetables and in sauces.
· To avoid moisture loss, wrap in a paper towel and store in a perforated plastic bag in an area with high humidity, typically between 34 – 40°F