Rambutan and Mangosteen

We haven't gone to the market as a family lately so we did that yesterday morning (Saturday). Specifically, we wanted to pick up some fruit that we have not tried much yet.

Above is a rambutan (the fruit, not the girl). This is a very tasty yet weird looking fruit. Almost everyone in our family enjoys it. It seems to be in season now and it is being sold everywhere around here. We purchased a kilo (2.2 pounds) for 25 pesos (about 50 US cents).

Mikayla and I with a pile of this hairy fruit

The inside of the rambutan

The seed inside a rambutan

The ripe fruit is opened by just squeezing it until a side splits open. The flesh of the fruit surrounds a medium size seed. I wish that we could convey taste somehow over the Internet but ...

A bowl of mangosteens -yummy!

Mangosteens are another fruit that we picked up at the market. We purchased a kilo for 30 pesos (about 60 US cents). This fruit is also opened by squeezing it. The best way to describe it is as a very sweet and little bit of sour taste all at the same time. Quite tasty!

The inside of a mangosteen