August 2011 Issue
Getting to Know Exotic Rambutan
You might have heard that rambutan is one of the hottest superfruits of the year, as some popular magazines and websites have proclaimed. And this exotic fruit certainly looks the partits ruby-colored outer surface is covered with yellowish-green, hairy tubercles (nodules), inspiring the fruits name, which means hair in Malay. A close relative of lychee, rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) grows on trees that can reach up to 80 feet in height, and is a treasured fruit in its native Asia.
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