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What is a Rambutan?

You can find the freshest Rambutans in Heinen’s Produce Department. Check out our other favorite unique items by clicking here.

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  • Closely related to the lychee and longan
  • Very unusual looking with a hairy appearance
  • Gets its name from the Malaysian word for hair, “rambut”
  • Juicy-sweet in texture with an enjoyable flavor similar to a lychee, but less acidic
  • Rosy flavor resembles a combination of a strawberry and a muscat grape
  • Peel off the hairy skin to extract the fruit and remove the seed just before serving.
  • Easily eaten by itself, in salads, with vegetables and in sauces.
  • To avoid moisture loss, wrap in a paper towel and store in a perforated plastic bag in an area with high humidity, typically between 34 – 40°F