Corporación Bananera Nacional (CORBANA, S.A.)
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Morphological description and nutritional of fruits of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum).
Agronomía Mesoamericana: Vol. 14, Issue 2 (July-December)
The study was
conducted with the rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum)
cultivars R-134, R-162, R-167, Jitlee and Rongrien. All
cultivars showed red oval fruits with spines, which turned red
later than the rind did. The fruit weigth (32.7 to 37.3 g), flesh
per fruit (40.8 to 51.9%), Brix (18.3 to 18.6) and the easily
flesh removal from the seed, agreed with the quality
standards for fresh fruit export or canning. The N was the
most abundant nutrient in the fruit (77 to 87 mg), followed in
decreasing order by K (63 to 81 mg), Ca (22 to 31 mg), P (11
to 13 mg), Mg (9 to 13 mg) and S (4 to 6). The contents of
Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn and B were small (lower than 0,38 mg).