My dad brought home some rambutan last night! haha… he picked these up somewhere ard his workplace LOL~ lots of them! but, after opening up all the rambutans, my thumb got abit swollen. something went into my nails and i couldn’t removed it.. grhzzz~~ damm pain la… don’t know what to do now. 🙁
Now i know why, because what i did was the wrong way of opening up rambutan! wahraozZZ!!! We’re actually suppose to use a knife to open it !!!
Removing the rind
The opening of the rambutan can be accomplished by either cutting part way into the rind or, if fresh, biting into it as the spines are quite soft and pose no threat.
Opening the fruit
Once the rind is cut part way around the equator of the fruit it can be pried open. There may be some juice if the rambutan is really fresh that you should try to catch before it drips. It will be as sweet as the fruit you are about to enjoy.
Time to enjoy
The rambutan can now be removed from the rind by squeezing until it pops out. There is one seed in the center which you discard as it is bitter. The rest of the fruit is yours to enjoy and it is quite refreshing. Besides vitamin C, there are many other nutritional components to savor which you can read about on the nutrition page.