I promised this post, I’m sorry it took me a while to get it up. I recently bought these funny little fruits to try:
Although related to the lychee, these are actually rambutan.
I like trying new things, so I thought I would give them a go. I had to google them though, and the first thing I learned was how to prepare them.
They are nice, and have a light sweet flavour – very similiar to a lychee. You can also eat the seed in the middle – it’s crunchy, sort of nutty – but I’m told to avoid the papery skin over the seed:
“Some varieties have bitter seeds; others have sweet seeds, presumably containing negligible amounts of tannins or alkaloids. In the latter case, one can eat the entire fruit, seed and all (but not the outer skin)”
I put some of them into a green smoothie, with spinach, banana and almond milk. The rest I threw into some overnight oats – they added a fresh sweetness which I really liked.
And I’m pleased to report that I completed my 1.5k swim yesterday morning, and did the 1 mile run with some of my family in the afternoon – yay to us! And I got two medals 🙂