Rambutan are closely related to the lychee and may be orange or red with an oval shape. The soft exterior shell is covered in stiff, hair-like components. While the exterior makes it seem larger than the lychee, the interior structure is actually smaller. The Rambutan is more acidic than the lychee but still sweet and very scented when it comes to flavor. Rambutan flesh is juicy, milk white in color, with a grape-like, adhesive texture surrounding a central seed with and almond-like taste.
South and Central America
45-48°F (Cold Storage)