What is a rambutan?

Here's what the Apprentice candidates should be looking for when asked to go out and buy rambutan...

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Watching The Apprentice shopping task and wondering what the more exotic items like rambutan actually are? Then you’ve come to the right place…

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The rambutan is a small fruit native to South-East Asia. It is closely related to the lychee and once peeled looks and tastes very similar. It is mainly distinguished by the fronds that cover its outer skin – the name ‘rambutan’ comes from the Malay-Indonesian word rambut, meaning “hair”.

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