Sweet, slightly acidic and super juicy

Rambutan, with its thick red skin and pliable spiky hair, looks like alien food.

Taste: Sweet, slightly acidic and super juicy. Comparable to a grape, but the flesh clings to a single seed. They are similar to lychee and longan.

How to eat: About midway, press a knife through the skin and around the fruit. Remove the top and hold the bottom as you take a bite.

Selecting: Choose bright red fruit with no hint of green. The riper the fruit, the sweeter it is and the easier it separates from the seed.

Storing: Refrigerate up to 12 days.

Season: Peaks at Christmas.