|Scientific name||Nephelium lappaceum L.|
|Storage conditions||7-10 °C|
|Shelf life||7-10 days|
|Availability||May – August|
This hairy, intimidating looking fruit is actually just as juicy and refreshing as lychees on the inside. Once the outer skin is peeled off, the white pulp can be cut away from the inedible grey seed and enjoyed fresh. Rambutan is a rich source of Vitamin C, a power antioxidant that helps combat common cold and flus, as well as revitalizes aging skin by stimulating the production of collagen. Compared to other fruits, rambutan is also a good source of copper which promotes healthy hair growth and prevents premature graying. This fruit is definitely for all the ladies out there!