The hairy tropical fruit.

This exotic fruit is usually red, green, and sometimes yellow. It's shaped like a ball covered in spikes, and tastes sweet but sower at the same time. The most distinguishing characteristic is the soft spines that almost look like hair. The tree the rambutan comes from, can grow to an upwards of 500 meters(1600 feet).

Nutrition information.

A 100 gram serving of Rambutan contains 84 calories. The fruit is very low fat, and contains 0.1 gram of fat per serving. One serving contains 0.7-0.9 grams of protien. Each 100 gram serving, contains approximately 40% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C, and about 1% of the daily recommended vitamin B3. Each serving contains 13.8-31.2 % of the daily recommended iron intake, and 4.3% of the recommended phosphurus.


The fruit is used primarily in the making of fruit salads, curry paste, wine, and martini's.