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Need to id fruit

Posted by pjames 8/LA (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 12 at 18:56

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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RE: Need to id fruit

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

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