Rambutan is native to Malaysia and commonly cultivated throughout the archipelago and south east Asia.
There is limited cultivation in India, Surinam, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Cuba.
The Rambutan is oval in shape and is contained in a soft hairy rind from which it derived its name.
Its root of origin is from the Malaysian word rambut which means hair.
The flesh tends to be white, juicy and sweet and is most commonly eaten out-of-hand after merely tearing the rind open.
The peeled fruit may also be stewed as a dessert or canned in syrup.
Therefore, you do not have to travel to Malaysia or the far east to try this fruit.
Simply open up a can of Mr. Goudas Rambutan and enjoy!
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