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10 Secret Things About Vietnamese Rambutan

Updated: Nov 5, 2022

Rambutans are a tropical fruit that grows on trees native to Southeast Asia, especially in Vietnam. Recently, Vietnamese rambutan fruit suppliers have been increasingly promoting rambutan exports worldwide, especially in Europe & US. What are the secret things that make this famous fruit?

Fresh bunches of rambutan at Vagrofood's farm
Fresh bunches of rambutan at Vagrofood's farm

Rambutan fruit has no parts to be discarded because people can use all pieces of this fruit. Rambutan is often referred to as a "super fruit" due to its many health benefits.

Not only the fruit but also the leaves, seeds, bark, and even the rambutan tree have many uses and benefits for the body. This article by Vagrofood - one of the rambutan fruit suppliers in Vietnam, will help you discover ten secret nutrition facts about rambutans!

1. Rich in carbohydrates

The high levels of carbohydrates and proteins in rambutan fruit help promote energy. The B vitamins in rambutan boost metabolism, helping to convert carbohydrates into energy.

2. Vitamin C

Facial skin is full of life by eating rambutan.

Rambutan is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that improves the body's immunity against damaging free radicals. Vitamin C helps increase iron absorption, thereby improving blood quality. The collagen-forming components in vitamin C reduce skin inflammation and strengthen bones and joints.

3. Treat constipation

Reduce constipation thanks to rambutan has a high fiber content, stimulates intestinal peristalsis, helps digestion better.

4. Phosphorus content

Eating rambutan increases phosphorus, which helps eliminate waste from the body. Phosphorus improves kidney function.

5. Help weight loss

The high water and fiber content in rambutan has the effect of reducing hunger, thereby preventing the risk of you loading a large amount of food and fat into the body.

6. Improve bone health

Rambutan strengthens strong bones.

Rambutan provides iron, calcium and phosphorus to the body, contributing to improving bone strength.

7. Boost men physiology

The high vitamin C content in rambutan improves and maintains the quality of "sperm", increasing the chances of having children in men.

8. Balance blood pressure

Heart health is also significantly improved thanks to the high vitamin C content in rambutan. Vitamin C prevents disease onset and eliminates harmful free radicals. Eating rambutan helps to restore damaged blood vessel walls.

9. Protein

Improves scalp and hair health. The antibacterial property of rambutan treats scalp problems like dandruff and itching. Vitamin C nourishes the scalp and hair, stimulates hair growth.

Similarly, the protein content in rambutan improves hair quality.

10. Gift for pregnant women

Rambutan is good for pregnant women

For pregnant women, eating rambutan reduces nausea. The high iron content in this fruit helps to reduce fatigue and dizziness while maintaining healthy hemoglobin levels. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein found in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. This fruit also helps to relieve itchy skin. Vitamin E of rambutan nourishes the skin, so it prevents the risk of skin irritation and itching.

The calories in 100 grams of rambutan are 82 kcal. One 100 grams of rambutan provides 0.35 milligrams of iron, 0.43 milligrams of manganese, 0.08 milligrams of zinc, 8 micrograms of folate, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 0.9 grams of fiber

It is also a rich source of iron, manganese, zinc, folate, riboflavin, thiamin and vitamin B6.

Food use

Rambutan fruit can be eaten fresh or canned. The fruit is a staple in fruit salads, juices and jellies. Roasted and fried rambutan seeds are used as a snack. Rambutan seed oil is used as cooking oil.

Let's choose to eat Vietnamese rambutan every day
Let's choose to eat Vietnamese rambutan every day

Beauty uses

Rambutan leaves work to help dry frizzy hair become shiny. Rambutan seeds help to treat skin tanning. Fat from rambutan seeds is used in place of cocoa butter.

Other uses

The seeds of rambutan, especially the fat of the seeds, are used to make candles and soaps. Young shoots of rambutan are used for dyeing (green and yellow). The pods are used to dye silk.

You can see that rambutan has a lot of health benefits, and it's delicious! It is the sweetness of rambutan meat that is a happy medicine, no matter how much you eat, it is not enough. If you want to import a large quantity of quality standard rambutan from Vietnam, please contact Vagrofood, one of rambutan fruit suppliers, for timely advice!


Address: No. 26, N1 Street, Phu My Hiep Residential Area, Dong An Town, Tan Dong Hiep Ward, Di An City, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.

Hotline: +84 3799 321 09



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