Tasting the Rambutan Peels

My little guy got scared with the rambutan. Maybe he thought it was some kind of small monster. The fruit is covered with soft spines – looks like hundred legs or arms. He saw us eating the fruit flesh and got used to eat eventually. Now, he loves eating it very much. He is always asking for more.

My auntie was selling rambutan for 30 pesos a kilo. I was forced to buy two kilograms for the sake of my son.

red ripe rambutan

He ate the rambutan one after another until lots of peels filed up. I also ate some. Who could resist  the slightly sweet and yummy fruit taste?

While looking at the peels, the “use the peels idea” came to my mind again. I wonder how the peel taste. It could be used for variety of processing purposes if sweet. Addition of some sugar will do the trick in case the peel has bland taste.

I got one peel and bit it. Sadly, it taste astringent and bitter.

rambutan peels

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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