A deliciously sweet and fragrant fruit that’s loaded with health benefits, it’s no wonder lychees are wonderful Fruits.” In ancient China, the lychee was a favorite fruit among the imperial Kings and Queens who would go to great lengths to transport the delicious fruit to the palace, at considerable cost.
Today, the highly nutritious and exceedingly delicious lychee is a favored delicacy, whether enjoyed fresh or in desserts, juices, and ice-creams.
Lychee belongs to soapberry family. Fresh Lychees usually in seasons from June to August. Lychees are tropical fruit originally from Guandong and Fujian province in China, but now it is growing in many parts of the world.
The juicy, creamy-white flesh inside the Lychee is an excellent source of vitamin C (more antioxidant vitamin C than lemons and oranges), with a one-cup serving containing 136 mg (226% of the recommended daily intake.) It’s also a great source of polyphenols as well as certain nutrients (iron, potassium, copper, manganese) known for blood production and circulation.
• High In Vitamin C
• Cardiovascular Health
• High in Antioxidant
• Boost Metabolism
• Good Source of B-Complex Vitamins
Lychee can last for few days in the refrigerator. They should be used quickly because they begin to fragment as they age. Keep them fresh without peeling them off before serving. By wrapping the lychees in the paper towel and kept in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator, it can prevent their color turn red to brown.