Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) is classified as an exotic fruit of Southeast Asia achieved the "superfoods" because of the various health benefits it contains.
Here are six benefits of fruit are quite popular in Indonesia it for health, as reported by Medical Daily:
1. Reduce the fat
Rambutan effectively reduce fat in the body because they contain high fiber and water and low in calories.
2. Sources of iron
The fruit is rich in iron --nutrisi used to carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body. Lack of iron causes anemia.
3. Good for hair and skin
The high water content in the rambutan can help hydrate the skin, making it soft. The same thing also affect the quality of the hair.
4. Rich in vitamin C
Rambutan containing high vitamin C levels. 10-12 consumption of this fruit helps the body to provide 75-90 mg of ascorbic acid - one of the chemical compounds that are often called vitamin C.
5. Improving the quality of sperm
The fruit is also known to increase the quantity and quality of sperm. Lack of sperm quality may affect the reproductive ability of men.
6. Reduce Cholesterol
Researchers from the University of Chiang Mai in Thailand found the rambutan contains antioxidants called flavonoids - effectively reduce cholesterol levels.