Rambutans (aka hairy lychees) are a close relative to the lychee nut. Although they are larger, they offer a similar firm, grapelike texture and strawberry-grape flavor. Some people feel they’re less tart, others consider them to be slightly more tart, with the disparity likely due to the level of rambutan ripeness they prefer and the characteristics of that year’s crop.
Rambutan’s most exciting characteristic is their furry outer skin, which makes them look like fresh lychees’ punk-rock brother.
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