I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. Fun to eat and play around with too. With sticky fingers, we said goodbye to Roatan grateful for the cultural exchange that taught us again to not judge anything-even hairy, scary fruit-by its cover. “Leeches must mean something very different in your language,” I offered as a way of explanation. The fruit is highly acidic and can cause a face to pucker, though they are ultimately sweet, and, I must say, delicious. The rambutan (/ r æ m ˈ b uː t ən /, taxonomic name: Nephelium lappaceum) is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae. Lichas seem to be a recently inducted fruit into the culinary lexicon of Central America, they seem to be the new thing in fruit in this region. Although rambutan is a slightly more manly name, both are the same fruit, and seem to vary by the area of the world. Licha is the regional name for the fruit known elsewhere as rambutan, a native Asian fruit that comes from the same family as lychees and loquats. Rambután sin pelar y pelado. To get to the soft white pulp inside of a licha, you must first get through the spiny, pink peel. You find them along the road between El Progreso and La Ceiba. It is closely related to several other edible tropical fruits including the lychee, longan, pulasan, and mamoncillo. Extremely helpful info рarticularly the last ρart I arе for ѕuch Rambutan fruit are soft and white and come from Asia haha. To do this you can either take a knife and make a small incision from where you can insert a fingernail and peel the outside off of the fruit or just tear it apart with your fingers or teeth. Contact the author. “L-I-C-H-A-S,” he annunciated slowly. The challenge of figuring out what side of the line you’re on. They are a sweetish/ sour fruit that has gained recent popularity in Guatemala and throughout Central America. Overgrown native plants crowded the sides of the road, but where the clearings would allow, vendors claimed a spot to sell their wares. Las "espinas" similares a pelos son de color verde cuando el rambután está recién cortado, pero a pesar de que poco después se vuelven negras, la fruta sigue fresca por al menos algunos días. Although rambutan is a slightly more manly name, both are the same fruit, and seem to vary by the area of the world. The name also refers to the edible fruit produced by this tree. They are best known by thei I understood it to be edible, but was still uncertain exactly how to classify it. comúnmente conocido como rambután, licha, lit-chi peludo o mamon chino en Indonesia, Malasia, Filipinas, Colombia y Centroamérica; litchi chevelu en Francia y Ngoh, o phruan en Tailandia (Nakaso-ne y Paull, 1998). How this fruit became cultivated in Guatemala is up for questioning, but in 2001 a World Relief/ European Union team distributed Rambutan seeds to 100 farmers in Nicaragua to boost the local agricultural economy. Los alemanes prefieren llamarlo ramboetan, en la India lo apodan ramboostan, en China shaotzu o chomchom, en Vietnam vaithieu, y en Centroamérica mamón chino. Whenever lichas are offered for sale to the finca, we all — including the Maya girls in the kitchen — purchase bags full. Rambutan are native to Southeast Asia, and are said to have first appeared in the Malay Archipelago. Espero y les guste Estes video Los invito a probar el agua tiene un sabor unico y delicioso. `. Lychees, I knew to be an edible fruit from China and Thailand. It grows incredibly well in the North Coast of Honduras. Perhaps the most popular of all exotic tropical fruits available in Honduras is the Rambutan. The rambutan is native to Southeast Asia. I am positive that I did not have a hint of valley girl in my accent, but that did nothing to make my question sound any less stupid. Something like suck the Chinese tit. Just moments before we had been in the comfortable surroundings of a cruise ship cabin, but now we bumbled along the dirt roads of the island of Roatan of the coast of Honduras.