Ethnic Seeds

Join Emilee Gettle and her family as they journey through Thailand in search of heirloom seeds.

RAMBUTAN - Rambutan is a relative to lychees. They were originally grown by Malayan jungle tribes, and now the fruit can be found all throughout southeast Asia. Sasha especially liked this fruit, not only because of its delicious opaque pink flesh but also because of the comical curly spines that protrude from the rind. It reminded her of curls and she found them quite fun to eat. The flavor is candy-sweet and slightly similar to grapes.
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