Rambutan is a sweet, exotic fruit, growing in the Southeast parts of Asia, near Sapincia Ceap. Although it’s not very popular globally, it has a host of health benefits.
When it’s young it has a green color, then gradually turns yellow, and when it fully ripens turns red and has spikes like a hedgehog.
The tree of the plant can reach staggering heights of up to 8 meters! It grows in tropical temperatures and blooms his flowers after 7 years of its’ birth.
However, it can bloom after 2 years of its’ birth, but only by excellent vegetative propagation. An androdioecious fruit with both male plants and plant censuses. The blooming and flowering of the plant mainly depend on the water availability as well as the seasons.
During the dry seasons that last for 3 months, the plant stops the vegetative process and the development of flowers, to protect itself. In the North Sumatra area, where dry seasons are a myth, rambutan blooms and generate fruits twice a year.
Unlike in Kalimantan and Java districts, where the flowers begin to bloom after the 3 months of the dry seasons (usually in October and November). There are several types of Rambutan: the Nyonya, the Tiger, the Binjai and the lowland breakthrough.
There is a huge variety of Rambutan’s health benefits. From using it as a medicine for the stomach and toning our muscles, to healing medicine worms. Moreover, the plant’s roots can be brewed to be used as a cure for light headaches, fever and tongue diseases.
Rambutan’s leaves have healing properties. But, the fruits carry toxic saponin and need to be dried before they can be used as a medicine. The use of rambutan in nutritional medicine is priceless, as it contains potassium, vitamin C, and iron.
3 fruits of rambutan contain approximately 18gr of carbohydrates, 58mg of vitamins and 69 calories. Also, the fiber amount in rambutan is quite high (about 2gr/100gr of fruit weight). This preference perfectly suits people who embody weight-loss diets.
The fruits of the rambutan are also beneficial. However, the seeds are loaded with proteins, carbs, and fats and can meet the body’s nutritional requirements for the day.
The rambutan seeds aren’t poisonous, and their polyphenols contain a high enough amount of fats. The chemical compounds inside the seeds can prompt nutritional hypoglycemia (lower blood sugar levels).
This could be an alternative treatment to diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus is likely to be high), due to the stabilizing effects of the seeds.
In addition, we present you a remedy you can make at home as an adhesive to help normalize the condition.
Take 5 fully ripe rambutan fruits, separate the seeds from them and cut the seeds into small pieces. Put them into a bowl, add sangria (at will) inside and mix them until what you get is a fine powder with dark yellow color.
In the end, pour hot water in the bowl and put it in the fridge to cool. Strain the solution and throw away the remainders. We recommend to drink it 1-3 times/day, before every meal, depending on how high blood sugar level is.
Remember to measure glucose readings before and after using these fruits.
If necessary, repeat the process every day.
The fruits together with the seeds provide us with extraordinary benefits but remember not to over consume it as it can cause stomach sickness.