When seeing the word “Rambutan”, I am sure that you are wondering how to pronounce that word exactly and /ræmˈbuːtn/ is the right way to pronounce it. Rambutan (or Nephelium lappaceum in scientifically) is a tropical fruit and belongs to the Sapindaceae family. It is not familiar to people from the Western mostly because it is grown in Malaysia and Indonesia and cultivated other regions of Southeast Asia including Viet Nam. In fact, the name “Rambutan” is spelled like rambotan, ramboutan, rambustan, and ramboetan because “rambut” means hair in a native language. This refers to the numerous hairy protrusions of this fruit. Vietnamese also called “Chom chom” to mean its messy hair – the spines that its skin covered.
Rambutan is primarily known to resemble Lychees due to the fact that the multiple spiky structures that stick out of leather – like skin, in many ways, almost look like a sea urchin. But once the hair of the rambutan is peeled away, delicious fruit is revealed. Rambutan’s taste is sweet and sour like a grape. If you are a big fan of fruits, but so tired of seeing the same bananas or apples in your dessert, look this fruit up. Considered as one of the most exotic fruits of our planet, it is referred to as a “super fruit” because of its numerous benefits. Here are reasons why you should choose rambutan fruit as an alternative choice.
1. Prevent weight gain
The rambutan has a high amount of fiber about 2grams per 100 grams of fruit) and low in calorie count. Therefore, it can lessen the body fat content of the human body effectively. Moreover, it contains high water content, thus you will not face sudden hunger pangs and feel the need to snack or junk food. In a way, eating rambutan on a regular basis can aid weight loss.
Rambutan can help in losing weight
2. Rich source of vitamin C
Vitamin C is considered an important role in our body. 100 grams of rambutan contains 4.9 mg of vitamin C. Theoretically, the average adult’s body needs about 4.9 mg of vitamin C a day and consuming ten to twelve of fruits every day can help out body have enough the quantity of vitamin C and 75-90 mg ascorbic acid.
Rambutan just have been picked up
3. Skin and hair care
The high amount of water in rambutan can help in keeping your skin hydrated, smooth, soft and supple. The great oxidative properties in the seeds can help in removing blemishes and giving you a glowing, youthful skin. The seeds also contain great oxidative properties which help remove blemishes and leave you with glowing, youthful skin. Moreover, to clear patches or dark spots on your skin, you can mash a few of rambutan seeds into a fine paste and apply it on your skin daily. Also, it has a similar effect on the quality of our hair. Mashing a paste of rambutan can help in a huge way to provide our hair nutrition then a noticeable change in their hair quality will happen after just a few weeks.
Rambutan can improve some of your skin and hair problems
4. Treatment of dysentery and fever
Dysentery is a very serious disease that can impact your bowel movements by urging you to the bathroom every frequently, thereby, you will feel weak. Rambutan skin can kill harmful bacteria and help you in stomach relief due to anti-parasitic properties in it. It can also be used to treat other chronic ailments like a chronic fever. Some people treat ailments by boiling the peel and train the liquid and drinking this twice or thrice a day.
Rambutan is a treatment for dysentery and fever
5. Anti-cancer ingredient
A research of the University of Chiang Mai in Thailand reportedly discovered that the out skin of rambutan contains effective flavonoids and gallic acid that is believed to be anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory in nature. Flavonoids are substances that can help to fight cholesterol and reduce eliminate free radicals. Hence, consuming rambutan will help prevent carcinogenic substances from entering our body.
Rambutan contains ingredients that is said to reduce cancer
6. Source of iron
Rambutan is rich in a high quantity of iron – a nutrient not only useful but essential for some function of our body. Iron can help our body transport oxygen from the lungs to the different tissues. Also, it will help fight fatigue and dizziness that is caused by a deficiency of iron and improve hemoglobin at a healthy level. Furthermore, it will maintain the cardiovascular in optimal condition.
Rambutan is high in iron
7. Improve heart health
Rambutan is a good source of fiber that can potentially cure the factor can damage the heart such as hypertension and cholesterol. Therefore, the risk of coronary heart disease will be reduced effectively.
Fiber in rambutan is good for the heart
8. Strengthens bones
Without a doubt, rambutan is rich in calcium, iron and especially phosphorus. The phosphorus can aid in the bones formation and its maintenance. Those ingredients above play an important role in getting healthier bones that lead to stable growth, prevent changes of fractures and other bone diseases.
Besides exercising day in and day out, consuming rambutan daily can provide calcium, iron and phosphorus for out bones
9. Boost energy
Rambutan is known to be rich in both carbohydrates and proteins that can convert into energy for our body. Also, the high water content in rambutan can help us in reducing thirst levels, thus it can keep you from feeling dehydrated. Moreover, it has natural sugars that can improve your energy levels when they are low.
Rambutan can improve our energy levels
10. Kill parasites
Containing high saponin content makes rambutan be known as an anti-parasitic fruit. Consuming this fruit helps in killing intestinal parasites and keeping your gut healthier to promote better digestion
11. Generation of red and white blood cells
Both iron and copper in rambutan fruit play a key part in producing red and white blood cells. Copper makes our body utilize iron to produce hemoglobin so that red and white blood cells can be manufactured more due to the fact that they are essential for the immune system.
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