Rambutan is a type of tropical fruit that is native to Southeast Asia, and is now widely grown in many other tropical regions around the world. The fruit is oval-shaped, about the size of a golf ball, and covered in a red, hairy skin that is soft and pliable. Inside the skin, the fruit has a juicy, translucent flesh that is sweet and slightly tangy, with a small, hard seed in the center.
Rambutans are typically eaten fresh as a snack, and are also used in various culinary preparations such as desserts, jams, and sauces. They are a good source of vitamins C and A, as well as several important minerals like potassium, iron, and calcium. Rambutans are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them a healthy addition to a balanced diet.