For fans of sweet, juicy fruit, stop in at Trader Joe’s this week and pick up a clamshell packet of a dozen fresh Rambutan fruit – large round (golf ball-sized) reddish pink fruit with greenish prickly spines (they don’t hurt) on the exterior.
A tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia, the Rambutan is also grown in Guatemala and imported into the US. Sweet, juicy, and refreshing, the Rambutan is a wholesome, healthy snack that is often described as a big grape with a different kind of skin.
Then, squeeze the bottom exterior flesh, pushing the oval-shaped fruit into your mouth or a bowl. Eat the fruit like a cherry or an olive, being careful not to swallow the almond-shaped pit. Spit out the pit and discard.
The 12 ounce 12-pack clamshell container of Rambutan fruit is $4.99 at Trader Joe’s.