Rambutans are ripe mostly in May and August
I. When is rambutan in season?
In some areas, rambutan trees fruit from 2 to 3 times a year.
However, in Vietnam, rambutan will be harvested around early May and the main season rambutan will be collected around August each year. Rambutan trees will bear their fruit after 2 years.
There are 2 things to note: The beginning of the season usually won't be delicious, and after the 7th lunar month, the fruit is not easy to be damaged.
II. Types or rambutan in Vietnam
1. The longan rambutan
The flesh of the rambutan is crispy and has a sweetness-like sugar
The longan rambutan (sugar rambutan) has an oval shape with short hairs, the pods when ripe gradually change from green to yellow, pink, and finally red. The weight of the fruit is quite small (20-30g), so it is called Longan rambutan by farmers. When you eat, the flesh of the rambutan is crispy and has a sweetness like sugar.
2. Java rambutan
This is a rambutan variety imported mainly from Indonesia and Thailand.
The characteristics of this type of rambutan is that the flesh does not stick to the seeds, presenting in large size, long hair with a delicate taste.
Java rambutan variety imported mainly from Indonesia and Thailand.
3. Thai rambutan
Thai rambutan has a quite large shape, weight from 50-70 g / fruit with thick flesh and very small, flat seeds. When ripe, the skin is red, very attractive to consumers. When eating Thai rambutan, the meat is slightly sweet, so it is very suitable for people who like to eat fruits that are not too sweet.
Thai rambutan has a quite large shape, and weight from 50-70 g / fruit
III. Health benefits of rambutan
It is a fact that many people like to eat rambutan, but only some people know the health benefits of them.
An average rambutan fruit contains about 7 calories, 0.3g fat, 23.2g carbs, 1.4g fiber, no cholesterol, rich in vitamin C and manganese.
Health benefits of rambutan
They help prevent anemia, aid weight loss, boost immunity, improve digestion, and lower cholesterol.
In addition, the juice of rambutan leaves also helps hair healthy.
Ant Farm hopes you learn more about rambutan as well as know when rambutan is in season.