Kapulasan (Nephelium ramboutan-ake) is the related species of Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum). They share the same family with the maple, and the lychee (Sapindaceae). Both of them are native to Indonesia with the main distribution around the Malesian area - western region. Kapulasan actually is sweeter than any other rambutan or lychee but unfortunately they aren't intensively planted like its relative. Indonesia recognizes around 20-30 cultivars which mainly come from Sumatra, followed by Java and then Borneo. They are mainly sweet but some have a sourness palate or sometimes also astringent. The other traits are water content, flesh texture, and separation between seed and the edible part which we called 'ngelotok'. Its Rambutan season now, which one is your favorite?
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