Other names:
Nephelium mutabile
Description: The
pulasan is a little larger than a rambutan, and appearance and eating
quality is very similar. The rambutans has soft spines, whereas pulasan
is covered with little rubbery studs.
The flesh of ripe fruits is eaten raw or made into jam. Boiled
or roasted seeds are used to prepare a cocoa-like beverage.
Other Uses: Oil: The dried seed kernels yield
74.9% of a solid, white fat, melting at 104º to 107.6º F (40º-42º
C), to a faintly perfumed oil.