Welcome to my second installment of Try It Tuesday, in which we try a fruit or vegetable that is new to us. Last week I discovered that mustard greens are awesome. Today we are sampling the Southeast Asian fruit called rambutan.
Its name literally means "hairy" in Indonesian. You can see why.
But when you peel off the outer layer, you have what resembles a large white grape.
It tastes like a grape, too. Jackson enjoyed the sweetness.
I'll be honest, I didn't really care for the rambutan. Each fruit contains an almond-shaped pit that is covered in a woody bark. This bark sticks to the fruit and is hard to scrape off. It's safe to eat, but I don't like the tough, chewy texture.
Oh well. They can't all be winners. Have you tried rambutan? Did you like it?