A & A Organic Farms is now importing organic rambutan from Honduras. The Rambutan will be available to load in Los Angeles. A & A is selling rambutan in bulk 5# boxes and 6 x 12oz. clamshell packs. Rambutan is a tree fruit, primarily known for its similarities with the lychee and the longan fruit. The name "Rambutan" is derived from the Malay-Indonesian languages word for rambut or "hair". The hairy exterior that conceals a smooth, sweet white fruit within. Rambutan flesh is juicy, the company says, has a milky- white, translucent color, with a grape-like, texture surrounding a central seed. The flavor of a Rambutan is described as sweet and sour, much like a grape. Rambutans start out green, then turn red, orange, or yellow as they ripen.
A & A Organic Farms President & Co-founder Andy Martin says, "We are excited to educate our clients on this new item we are offering for the first time. It is considered an exotic tree fruit that is popular in Indo-Asia and has previously been difficult for consumers in the U.S. and Canada to find. Aside from having a delicious, unique taste profile, there are many health benefits of the fruit.” It has referred to as a "super fruit" because of its numerous health benefits.