Rambutan has a pleasant, sweet, slightly acidic taste which resembles a mix of mangosteen, lychee and kiwi. It can be eaten alone or mixed with other tropical fruits. It’s also used for the preparation of smoothies, jellies, jams, ice creams, sauces, chutneys, and soups.The soft and crunchy rambutan seed is also edible; however, it needs to be thermally processed first. Oil extracted from the rambutan seed can be used as cooking oil. The oil is also used for the manufacturing of candles and soaps. A home-made hair mask made of crushed rambutan leaves and water nourishes the hair and improves its quality.