Available in June and January, rambutans are a nice treat! They are sweet, aromatic, and a bit chewy. Think dense grape? Maybe. If you’ve tried lichee fruit or longan, it is very similar in taste and texture.
Delicious things sometimes come in very odd looking packages! 😉
Each peeled fruit is about 50cal and is a source of Vitamin C and calcium. It is also a source of niacin, iron, protein and fiber.
I like eating them fresh, using them as garnishes in drinks, muddling them into a sake-tini, or putting them in soup to add a bit of sweetness!