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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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pulasan Nephelium mutabile, a fruit of the same region as the closely related rambutan, is similarly popular and much cultivated. It differs in having much shorter hairs on the skin, and it is usually dark red. In most kinds the seed is large and there is little pulp, but what there is is delicate and sweeter than that of the rambutan. In addition, the seed is more easily removed. The flesh of ripe fruits is eaten raw or made into jam.