Rambutan - ரம்புட்டான்
Rambutan fruit measures about 1.8 in long and 1 to 1.5 in wide. The outer skin is 2 to 3 mm thick and covered with soft, long, kinky spines (hairs) that turn red or yellow when ripe. Inside, the juicy, rice-white, edible aril (flesh) is attached to a single, large seed as in litchi in clinging types. Freestone cultivars also exist and preferred over clinging varieties.
Fresh rambutan fruit carries 75 calories per 100 g of edible portion. It has no saturated fats or cholesterol but composes of good amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Unlike lychee, rambutans do not contain "Oligonol", a low molecular weight polyphenol. Nonetheless, it carries other antioxidants like vitamin C, and polyphenols.
- Energy 75Kcal
- Carbohydrates 16.02g
- Protein 0.46g
- Total Fat 0g
- Dietary Fiber 0.24g