Rambutan is a fruit which is native to Malaysia and Indonesia and is a member of the Sapindaceae family, making it closely related to the lychee fruit. The rambutan tree flourishes in tropical climates and grows up to 80 feet tall.

The exterior of rambutans is comprised of green and red spikes and the inside has a transparent white flesh which tastes sweet and juicy, similar to lychees.


Health Benefits


  • Traditional Chinese medicine claims that the rambutan can help expel parasites in the gut due to its antifungal and antidiabetic properties. (1)


  • Contains a high amount of gallic acid (particularly the peel of the rambutan), which indicates antioxidant activity in helping to eliminate free radicals and prevent the formation of cancerous cells. (2) (3)


  • Abundant in vitamin C which is particularly beneficial for getting rid of infections and providing autoimmunity to the body. (4)


  • The fruit contains good levels of copper and iron which work together in maintaining the production and flow of red blood cells in the body. (5)


  • A great source of fibre which supports the digestive system and helps to prevent constipation. (6)


  • Low in calories and leaves the body feeling fuller for longer, making it effective in weight management. (7)


  • A good source of phosphorus, which promotes strengthened immune system. (8)


Rambutan Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per
% Daily
Calories 58
Calories from Fat 3
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 16 g 5%
Dietary Fibre 3 g 11%
Sugar 13 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.





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