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Health Benefits of Rambutan

Health Benefits of Rambutan

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Rambutan is believed to have originated in Indonesia and is now widely found in Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Ecuador, Australia and America. They are small fruits with plenty of spiky hair on the skin. They look remarkably like lychees, but they’re really quite different. Besides the common red coloured skin, there are also yellow ones which are just as if not even more delicious.

Rambutans are healthy fruits, and great substitutes for processed snack foods. Keep a few in the fridge to help you cool down on hot summer days. Their health benefits are derived from other elements as well, like rind, bark and leaves.

Health Benefits of Rambutan


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Here is a list of the claimed health benefits of Rambutan.

Hydrates Skin:

Rambutan makes your skin soft and supple. Its high water content hydrates your skin, thus leaving it soft.

High Fibre Content:

Rambutan has good fibre content and is low on calories. The fruit keeps us full for a long time due to its high fibre and water content and controls irregular hunger pangs. This also aids in weight reduction.

Boosts Energy:

The carbohydrates and protein content of rambutan help to increase energy and prevent bloating. Rambutan is also rich in water which helps to get back the lost energy and quenches thirst.

Source of Iron:

Rambutans are an excellent source of iron which helps to correct the amount of oxygen in the body which controls dizziness and fatigue due to anaemia.

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