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Rambutan Fruit 


What is it?

The rambutan fruit is one of the most exotic fruits in the world. It is native to Malaysia but is commonly cultivated throughout Southeast Asia. The fruit is oval-shaped and approximately 1 - 2 inches long. It has a thin, leathery rind covered with multiple tubercles which look like spines with a curve at the tip. The fruit's exterior skin varies from greenish-yellow to orange or crimson. Visually, the fruit resembles a tiny sea urchin. Inside, the juicy flesh is usually white or rose-tinted and adheres to an ovoid seed.


What is so good about it?

The fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C. Product developers looking for novel ideas may be interested in this versatile ingredient.The flavor of a rambutan is sweet ,more acidic than the lychee, and very aromatic. The flavor can be described as a cross between lychee, mangosteen and kiwi.


How to use it:

Rambutan possesses a pleasant sweet taste. It may be readily incorporated into smoothies, 100% juice applications, ice-cream, sorbets, jams and jellies, yogurts and many others. Imagine exotic culinary applications like rambutan soup, rambutan ice cream, rambutan with smoked meat, rambutan seafood salad, rambutan sauces made along with red curry paste and coconut cream, rambutan chutney and rambutan salsa combined with other tropical fruits and vegetables.

Passion Fruit 


What is it?

Native to South America, passion fruit is currently cultivated in most tropical and subtropical regions including South America, Hawaii, and South Africa. Purple passion fruit is dark-purple to nearly black in color. It is rounded or egg-shaped, approximately 2 inches long, and weighs between 1 and 1.5 ounces. Yellow passion fruit is deep yellow in color but is larger than the purple variety. The fruit contains numerous small black seeds. Each seed is individually surrounded by deep-orange-like colored sacs that contain the juice.


What is so good about it?

The worldwide appeal of passion fruit is ever-growing. In fact, Europe has been using passion fruit in products for over 30 years and is an essential flavor in their beverage industry. Passion fruit is rich-flavored and pleasantly aromatic. The juice is highly flavor concentrated making it an economic fruit to blend with other fruits. It has the unique ability to mask inexpensive filler juices and off-flavors, leading to better tasting products without significantly impacting cost. From a nutritional perspective, 1 cup of passion fruit juice (247 g) is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, and potassium. It is also a good source of riboflavin and magnesium.


How to use it:

Passion fruit is currently riding a wave of culinary popularity. Its unique flavor profile and exotic nature makes it an exciting ingredient for use in product development and culinary based applications. The juice can be used in making jellies, pie fillings, cake frostings, smoothies, cocktails, sauces, salad dresses, and ice creams. It also blends well with other juices including mango, banana, peach, orange and pineapple. Imagine the variety of culinary creations with passion fruit: yogurt and passion fruit panna cotta, passion fruit pound cake, mango and passion fruit lassi, apple and passion fruit muesli, passion fruit truffles, passion cheesecake, champagne cupcakes with passion fruit frosting, salmon with warm passion-fruit vinaigrette. From sweet to savory applications, passion fruit is an extremely versatile exotic fruit.

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Did you know?

Fruits contain many anti-oxidants like poly-phenolic flavonoids, vitamin-C, and anthocyanins. These compounds, firstly, help human body protected from oxidant stress, diseases, and cancers, and secondly; help the body develop capacity to fight against these ailments by boosting our immunity level. Many fruits, when compared to vegetables and cereals, have very high anti-oxidant value, which is something measured by their "Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity" or (ORAC).

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Sorrel/Hibiscus Fruit Facts


What is it?

Hibiscus fruit or roselle is an Indian native and is commonly cultivated in Malaysia. It thrives well in the tropical and subtropical regions of both hemispheres. China and Thailand are the largest producers of this fruit. It is an annual or perennial herb growing about 7-8 ft tall. The leaves are three- to five-lobed and arranged alternately on the stems. The fruit takes about six months to mature and is fleshy and bright red with increase in maturity.


What is so good about it?

The fruit is very acidic. The flavor profile can be described as a cross between raspberries and cherries. The fruit has a bright red color and has often been used as a natural coloring. The fruit has natural pectin and, in some countries it is a recommended source of pectin for the fruit preservation. Hibiscus pairs well with many products including wine.


How to use it:

Hibiscus is used in sauces, fruit juices, syrup, jam, marmalade, relish, chutney and jelly. When the fruit is pureed and mixed with sugar it is almost indistinguishable from cranberry sauce in appearance. Hibiscus sauce or syrup may be added to pudding, cake frosting, gingerbread, pancakes, waffles and ice cream. The fruit can be used to make jams and jellies and is an excellent flavor in teas and blended teas.

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