Overview of Rambutan

Rambutan is botanically known as the Nephellium Lappaceum and is native to Indonesian region. However, it is cultivated across the globe in warm tropical climatic weather conditions in various countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Africa, Mexico, Caribbean, India, Panama, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. It belongs to the family of Sapindaceae and tree can grow up to a height of 20 meters and spread across a wide area. Rambutan is harvested twice a year in some areas and is exported to the other parts of the globe. It contains the various phytochemical nutrient properties especially manganese which have numerous health benefits as reported by the research conducted on it to identify the health benefits. You can easily differentiate the appearance of Lychee with Rambutan as Lychee has bumpy skin however, Rambutan has spiky skin. Moreover, it has more nutritional values than lychee as reported. It is being used in many ways such as raw fruit, desserts, smoothies, shakes, cooking, baking, salads, and dressings to have exotic taste and appearance. It is advisable to store it in a cool temperature such as refrigeration to prevent the damage to the fruit because it doesn’t have a longer shelf life and even can’t be stored for longer duration in the refrigerator.

Nutritional value of Rambutan

Rambutan contains the numerous nutritional values which have several health benefits as reported by the studies conducted on it. We have specified the general nutritional value per 100 gram underneath:

Ingredients Quantity
Calories 82
Total Fat 0.2 gram
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 11 mg
Potassium 42 mg
Total Carbohydrate 21 gram
Protein 0.7 gram
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 1%

**Above mentioned nutrient may vary from the actual nutrition.

Health benefits of Rambutan

Rambutan contains the lot of nutrients which has numerous health benefits and we have specified the best-reported benefits underneath:

  • Weight Loss – Rambutan contains the high amount of fiber which is very beneficial in weight loss regime and dieticians are suggesting it have 3-4 raw exotic fruit daily for best results
  • Pregnancy – Recent studies suggest the tremendous results of Rambutan in pregnancy as it improves hemoglobin levels and reduces the dizziness or nausea feeling due to the high content of iron and sweetness in it
  • Bone Health – Being a rich source of phosphorus it can be used to improve the bone density and overall well being of bone to avoid any injury or fracture. Presence of Vitamin C acts as a collagen forming compound which is an important protein constituent in the bones
  • Coronary Health – Deposit of fat tissues in the arteries block the passage causing severe health problems however, Rambutan contains the rich amount of Vitamin B3 which helps in converting fat, protein, and carbohydrate into energy and eliminate the production of fat deposits in arteries naturally
  • Antibiotic – It contains the antibiotic and antiseptic properties which eliminate the free radicals in the body and boost the immune system to prevent any infection from the internal or external source in the body
  • Digestion – You can improve the digestion level in the body by consuming it in a moderate portion regularly  due to the availability of high amount of fiber in its composition which binds the waste and improves the bile secretion in the body
  • Libido – Since ages, its leaves have been used to stimulate the libido naturally as reported by the studies. You can use its leaves by boiling them and extracting the juice out of the mixture and consume it twice a day for best results

Side effects of Rambutan

Rambutan is safe and well tolerated by the individuals as reported. However, excess eating it can cause mild discomforts such as abdomen pain, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, skin rashes or itching, and acid reflux. However, side effects are very rare if you consume rambutan in a moderate quantity but excess consumption can lead to the above-mentioned health problem. It is not advisable for diabetic and hypertensive patients to consume rambutan in excess as it is a rich source of natural sugar and fully ripe will turn into alcohol which can aggravate the blood sugar level and cholesterol in the body. The pregnant and lactating woman can consume it but you should consult a specialist for the advice before consuming it. Seeds might be poisonous to consume however, you should avoid eating them as much as possible and take precautions while consuming it to avoid any problem. Few studies suggest the allergic symptoms in the individuals who have consumed Rambutan regularly and were put on medication suppress the allergic problem to avoid any further health problem. You should peel off the skin before eating the fruit as the outer skin of Rambutan is not considered to be safe for human consumption.

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Rambutan in Syrup ( Imported), 565g
Disclaimer: Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice, nor it is intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please consult a specialist for the advice.

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