Need to id fruit

pjames(8/LA)July 30, 2012

A friend of mine gave me a half dozen fruits she bought in an an Asian food market. They look more like a sea urchin than a fruit, but the spikes are soft. She said they are in the lychee family but no pics of lychees I have been able to find are anything like this. The fruit peels easily by hand, is soft, with a consistency like a grape or kiwi. and has a single seed inside.

Anybody have an idea?

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Rambutan. Pretty common "exotic" fruit in grocery stores, they show up fairly often. Closely related to litchi, fairly similar in flavor, but with the spikes on the skin.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rambutan at Wikipedia

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 11:56AM
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