Rambutan is an very good looking tropical fruit from the Southeast Asia.
even, the literal change of the Indonesian name rambutan is hair that is so funy if you notice that .Some people (like Oprah) have recently given the fruit so-called superfood status,
This tag of superfood is given way too easily to various foods and it is usually related to marketing.
that is clean the skin, the fruit inside looks like a smooth and moist white ball and its is a amazing fruits. For lack of a better comparison, it looks a little bit like a cross between a pickled onion and an egg. under the rambutan flesh there is a big seed that is slightly toxic to humans in its raw state, so don't eat it
Here are the nutritional values for rambutan fruit per 100 grams. Firstly, the calorie and macronutrient details; Calories: 68 kcal Carbohydrate: 16 g Fiber: 2.8 g Sugar: 13.2 g Fat: 0.3 g Protein: 0.9 g
Vitamin and Mineral Profile
The table below shows the vitamin and mineral content per 100 g; Nutrient Amount (Grams / % RDA) Vitamin C 66 % Manganese 10 % Copper 9 % Potassium 5 % Magnesium 4 % Vitamin B2 4 % Vitamin B3 4 % Iron 3 % Phosphorus 2 % Calcium 1 % Vitamin B1 1 % Zinc 1 %
As we can see, rambutan fruit contains a decent range of micronutrients.
Health Benefits of Rambutan
Be wary of marketing-focused articles exaggerating the benefits of the fruit though. For example; 2.8 g of fiber doesn't mean rambutan may prevent heart disease, and nor are the tiny quantities of most vitamins worth shouting about. Higher amounts of vitamin C are especially important if you eat a higher carbohydrate diet since vitamin C and glucose compete for cell uptake.
Some important roles of vitamin C include; Vitamin C is believed to act as an antioxidant in the body, and it helps to strengthen the immune system in times of illness. The vitamin plays a primary role in the synthesis of collagen, making it important for our joint, hair, and skin health. Glutathione is known as the bodys master antioxidant, and it is the key to our bodys natural antioxidant defense system. Our body makes this compound, and it is essential for our immune health. Markedly, higher vitamin C levels boost the rate at which our body can make glutathione.
Rambutan Provides a Decent Amount of Manganese Rambutan provides around 10% of the RDA for Manganese per 100 g. It also acts as an activator of various enzymes, and these compounds are dependent on a sufficient supply of manganese
There Are Claims That Rambutan Has Anti-bacterial Properties The claim that rambutan has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial benefits is quite common. Just a quick Google search brings up hundreds of results. Firstly, this is technically true. In clinical studies, various compounds within rambutan have shown antibacterial activity against pathogens
Rambutan Provides a Polyphenol Called Gallic Acid Gallic acid is associated with several health benefits, and it is part of the phenolic acid class of polyphenols. Perhaps the most famous source of gallic acid is green tea, and the compound is believed to have cardio-protective properties. However, yet again, these claims are a little misleading because the vast majority of gallic acid is located in the rambutan peel. Furthermore, studies that show benefit use highly concentrated extracts from the peel, and such levels of polyphenols are not found in the flesh.