Singapore is the Biggest Importer of Rambutans on Earth
Rambutans are indigenous to Malaysia and Indonesia however they are grown throughout Southeast Asia. The fresh fruit is oval-shaped and also roughly 1 – 2 inches in length. It features a slim, leather like skin engrossed in several tubercles that seem like spines having a curve in the tip. The fruit’s exterior skin differs from greenish-yellow to orange or even crimson. Visually, the fruit looks like a little sea urchin. Inside, the juicy flesh is generally white or even rose-tinted and also sticks to the ovoid seed.
Cousins include longang and lychee
Trees are 3 – 6m high
Not all trees produce crops, as some are male.
Some trees are also hermaphrodite, which are the most prized
Now also grown in Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Sri Lanka, Australia, Hawaii, Vietnam, Australia, India, Africa, Ecuador, and Central America
Singapore has remained the biggest importer of rambutan on the planet, comprising a lot more than 60% of world imports.
How to say the word ‘Rambutan’
There are some interesting ways to pronounce ‘rambutan’. Listen to these pronunciations from the top 4 online dictionaries:
/ræmˈbuːtən/ [ram-BOOT-uhn] via Collins Dictionary
/ræmˈbuːtən/ [ram-BOOT-uhn] via Dictionary.com
/ræmˈbuːtən/ [ram-BOOT-uhn] via Oxford Dictionaries
/ræmˈbuːtən/ [ram-BOOT-uhn] via Merriam Webster
/’ræm buːtæn/ [RAM-bu-tan] via Merriam Webster (Another version)
Location of Rambutan Trees in Singapore
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