Monday, January 5, 2009

Fruit with hair-like appearance

It is the 'rambutan' fruit which in Malay means a fruit with plenty of hairs. These hairs are actually soft and the leathery skin covering is easily removed by just twisting it with our hands. To eat, just pop the fleshy white pulp in the mouth and once the flesh is consumed eject the seed.
The rambutan is also called' little clouds' because the word 'nephelium' in Greek means 'little clouds', to desccribe the succulent fleshy pulp. In full the botanical name is nephelium lappaceum. The above fruits are harvested today at my eco-farm and comes from a wild rambutan species tree of which there are a few in stock.

1 comment:

Glennis said...

YUmmm I love rumbutans we eatlots of these when we are in Malaysia and other tropical countries.