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The rambutan is a real tropical treat – it has a red, hair-like skin which covers a clear, sweet, grape-flavoured flesh. They are an ideal snack, or can be combined with a fruit or cheese platter. They are also delicious when served with ice-cream!
How do we make sure we provide top quality rambutan?
There are several quality indicators we use to ensure that we select top quality rambutans. Firstly, we make sure the rambutan has a good red or yellow colour, depending on the variety (this ensures ripeness and flavour). Secondly, we make sure the spines are firm and not brittle or brown/black (this is an indication that the rambutan is old). Thirdly, we make sure the skin is not showing indications of age (such as soft spots, wrinkles or discolourations). Finally, we make sure the rambutan is heavy for its size (this is a good indication of the juiciness of the rambutan).
Where do we source our rambutans from?
Rambutans require a tropical climate, where temperatures rarely rise above 40°C and drop below 10°C. We source most of our rambutans from the Tropical North of Queensland, or the Darwin region of the Northern Territory.
What is the best way to keep rambutans?
Rambutans store best in an airtight plastic container in the fridge (optimal storage conditions are between 5°C and 10°C and 90%-98% relative humidity.
Rambutans nutritional information
Rambutans are high in vitamin C and are a good source of dietary fibre.
Rambutan seasonal information
Rambutans are available in summer, autumn and winter. Their season begins in around November and finishes around May.
Rambutan serving tips and suggestions
Rambutans are a great inclusion into many Chinese dishes. They are also a fantastic way to add some flare to a fruit salad or fruit platter.