Rambutan is one of the most unique fruits the Earth can offer according to primitive Asians.
Rambutan (scientifically termed as ‘Nephelium Lappaceumis’) is a fruit that definitely features in the list of ‘Most Exotic fruits of Our Planet’. It’s a fruit not a lot of people know about. However, some experts call it ‘super fruit’ because of the many benefits its ingestion has. This fruit resembles lychees in the way it looks- it is red colored on the outside while its inside it white, it is oval in shape and is generally one to two inches in length.
Here in the Philippines, Rambutan can be seen everywhere and most people love it. Its season goes along with the Lanzones season, so whenever Rambutan is available, Lanzones is also available. Depending on the variety, Rambutan always comes a little cheaper than Lanzones, but this author prefer the former.
Medical experts over the years have established the major benefits from eating this unique exotic fruit. One of the most well-known benefits of eating rambutan is to battle diabetes. The following are the main benefits rambutan can offer.
1. Anti Cancer. Rambutan fruit, consists of anti-oxidant components. This is not very well known, but a study carried out by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia on ‘Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Activities of Non-Edible Parts of Selected Tropical Fruits’ found out that rambutan can be effective against cancer. The skin and seeds and deeds of the fruit have been proved to be effective against different kinds of cancer.
2. Improves Sperm Quality. Eating rambutan could be a big help to people with low sperm count, or have weak sperm cells. Vitamin C, which the rambutan fruit is rich in, can also be very important for sperm development. The possible lack of vitamin C in males can result in restricted ability in fruitful reproduction. This condition can be improved by a remedy which requires the person to up their Vitamin C by about 500 mg for around a month.
3. Improves Quality of Hair. A paste made from the leaves of trees is has been known to known to provide nutrition to the hair. This paste is made by taking some rambutan leaves, mashing them, adding some water and squeezing the extract. Many people experience a noticeable change in their hair quality in just a few weeks.
4. Diabetes Treatment. The seeds of rambutan, which many people do not eat, have a quality than can cure diabetes. These facts have been established by recent studies released by Oxford College of Medicine.
5. Treating Common Illnesses. Many people who are suffering from migraine reported that rambutan can ease the pain. Rambutan can also treat loose bowel movement and other stomach-related problems like diarrhea.
6. Helps Clean Kidneys. Rambutan can be used as detoxing agent in cleaning kidneys. Eating a lot of rambutan can actually flush waste from kidneys.
7. Protects Body from Oxidation. One of many compounds included in the skin of rambutan is Gallic acid. This particular substance behaves as a predator for free-radicals. The way it does this is by protecting the body from damage due to oxidation.
8. Boasts Immune System and Prevent Diseases. Rambutans are also high in vitamin C content. Technically speaking, if you ingest ten to twelve rambutan fruits, you would get 75-90 mg of ascorbic acid, which is more than double the amount that is advised in everyday consumption. The major benefit of vitamin C is that it provides increased immunity from infections (by helping strengthen our body’s defense mechanism).
9. Makes Skin Better and Younger. Rambutan helps in hydrating your skin and making its soft and supple like you always wanted. This is due to the high water content that the fruit holds. The water helps in the hydration, helping keep the skin smooth and soft.
10. Strengthen Bones. Rambutan helps strengthen bones. This is due to the fact that the fruit is rich in calcium, phosphorus and iron. Healthier bones lead to stable growth and reduced chances of fractures and other bone diseases.
11. Generates red and White Blood Cells. Rambutan helps balance the blood inside the human body. Of the many nutrients the fruit contains, it contains copper which is vital for the production of red and white blood cells in our body. The fruit also contains manganese which is essential for our body for the production of enzymes and their activation. Enzymes are necessary for carry out many functions in our body and often carry out essential biochemical essential in our body.
12. Boosts Energy. Juice made from rambutan is excellent energy drink. The fruit is rich in carbohydrate and protein content which helps give an instant energy boost when consumed. The high water content of the fruit also helps quench the thirst and bring back lost energy. It is highly suitable for runners and other sport players because of this property.
13. Dysentery Treatment. The skin of the rambutan fruit can be used to treat dysentery. It can also be used to cure other chronic ailments like chronic fever. Some people also combine the fruits with other ingredients which greatly increases its efficiency in curing such ailments.
14. Reduces Unwanted Fat. Rambutan is actually an excellent weight-loss food. Rambutans are highly effective in lessening the body fat content of the human body. This is because the fruit is high in fiber content (2 g per 100 g of fruit) and, at the same, low on calories. Moreover, it has high water content. The seeds also help in weight reduction. In order to ingest rambutan seeds, it is advised to crush them and take them mixed with other foodstuff. Alternatively, they can be consumed raw as well
Now that you know the excellent benefits of eating rambutan, make eating rambutan a habit during its season.