The red, leathery rind of the lychee fruit may deter many thanks to its prickly appearance. But beneath its rough exterior lies a mildly sweet, white fruit full of juice and grape-like in texture. It also emits a flower-like fragrance. Beware the poisonous seed, however.
T’he rambutan hides its edibility under a hairy, spiky covering. Discard the tough skin and bitter seed and enjoy the sweet, somewhat acidic fruit.
Known to some as the “queen of fruit,” the mangosteen reveals soft, juicy, white sections underneath its peeling. The larger sections may contain a bitter seed, while the smaller ones practically melt in your mouth.