Rambutan originated from Southeast Asia, this is a familiar tropical fruit for the Vietnamese. Not only has a delicious sweet and sour taste, but rambutan is also considered a fruit rich in fiber, vitamin C and other beneficial plant compounds.
In particular, the meat of rambutan provides about 1.3 to 2 grams of total fiber content that this fruit brings to the body, similar to the content found in oranges, pears or apples.
On average, every 100g of rambutan includes the following nutrients:
- Energy: 82kcal
- Water: 78.04g
- Carbohydrate: 20.87g
- Protein: 0.65g
- Fat: 0.21g
- Fiber: 0.9g
- Vitamin C: 4.9mg
- Vitamins B: 0.013mg Vitamin B1, 0.022mg Vitamin B2 , 1.352mg Vitamin B3, ...
- Minerals: 22mg Calcium, 0.35mg Iron, 9mg Posphorus, 42mg Potassium, 0.066mg Copper, ...
In addition, the rambutan peel and seeds also contain a lot of nutrients and antioxidant compounds but are not recommended to eat as these two parts both contain a number of compounds that are harmful to human health. However, in some countries, people even roast rambutan seeds to reduce toxicity and use.
Containing significant fiber and water content but low in calories, rambutan becomes a weight loss diet friendly food when it can help you avoid cravings and keep you full for longer.
Soluble fiber is partially soluble in water and forms a gel-like compound that occurs in the gut, so the digestion and absorption of nutrients is slower, making you feel like full for long.