Rambutan, Calories, benefits and harms, Benefits

Rambutan is a tropical fruit tree of the sapindaceae family.
Rambutan fruit – small, about the size of a hazelnut
– grow in clusters of up to 30 pieces and are rounded
“Balls” with elastic skin, yellow or red,
covered with fleshy hairs 4-5 cm long. Rambutan pulp,
covering the bone (edible, but tastes like
acorn), is a transparent white gelatinous
mass, pleasant sweet taste.

Rambutan is one of the most popular trees in the Southeast
Asia, where it is grown in small commercial gardens
basis. But rambutan is also widespread throughout
tropical belt: it is bred in Africa, Central
America, the Caribbean and Australia.
There are extensive rambutan plantations in Cambodia, India,
Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

Rambutan is sometimes referred to as the hairy fruit. When
when buying rambutans, pay attention to the fruits
deep red, and the tips of the “hair” are greenish.
Rambutan is poorly stored, you can keep it in the refrigerator
no more than a week.

The fruits have a short shelf life after
how they were ripped off.

The beneficial properties of rambutan

Canned rambutan contains (in 100 g):

Calories 82 Kcal

Vitamin C 4,9 Potassium, K 42 Vitamin
B3 1,352 Calcium, Ca 22 Vitamin
B2 0,022 Sodium,
Na 11 Vitamin
B6 0,02 Phosphorus,
P 9 Vitamin B5 0,018 Magnesium, Mg 7

Full composition

Rambutan pulp covering the bone (edible,
but tastes like an acorn), is
white-yellow gelatinous mass, pleasant sweet taste.

Rambutan fruits contain carbohydrates, proteins, protein, calcium,
phosphorus, iron,
nicotinic acid and vitamins C,
B1 and B2.
Eating these fruits in food has a beneficial effect
on the skin, improves digestion. It is believed that the fruit
very good for weakened and sick people, because
has cleansing properties.

Rambutans taste great not only in
raw, but also in the form of filling for pies, jams.
It is used as an additive to sauces, ice cream
and in the form of compotes.

The bone itself is also used: it contains about
40% of fats and oils containing oleic and arachidic
acid. When heated, the oil begins to give off a pleasant
smell, it is used in the production of cosmetic
soap and holiday candles.

The roots, bark and leaves of rambutan are used in folk
medicine and in the production of dyes for fabrics. In Malaya
dried rambutan peel is sold directly from pharmacies in
as a remedy.

Dangerous properties of rambutan

Although rambutan is rich in beneficial properties, it is considered exotic in our country.
a fruit that our bodies are not used to. Therefore, when used
its for the first time, especially by children, you need to try rambutan in minimal

It is not advised to get carried away with this fruit and people suffering from ulcers.
or those who have rambutan intolerance, which, however, you can find out about,
just after trying a couple of bites of this product. If you misbehave
felt, it is better to give up the use of this fruit.

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