Lychee

by admin on December 20, 2009

What is the Lychee?

Lychee by Wesley

(Photo by Wesley)

The lychee, laichi or lichu is a tropical fruit originally from Southern China. This low-calorie fruit has more Vitamin C than citrus fruits, as much fiber as an apple and potassium levels comparable to a banana.

The fruit is primarily found in the following countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Phillipines
  • Southern Africa
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Some nutritional benefits are:

  • Dietary Fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium

The fruit can help with:

  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Overall wellness

A study found in the Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology publication done by a Chinese team, found that the fruit may have anti-breast cancer properties.

How the Lychee fruit fights cancer

Inside of a Lychee

(Photo by Wesley)

ANTIOXIDANT FRUITS

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 JoAnn July 6, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Great fruit the lychee. Any recipes to make a dessert with?

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2 admin July 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

JoAnn,

Have you subscribed to the blog? I will be posting some recipes for Lychee in the coming weeks.

In the mean time, you might check out these:

http://www.lycheesonline.com/recipes.cfm

May I ask how you found the site?

Thanks,
Jenny

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3 Debdas Mukhopadhyay June 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm

The message on lichi is very much relevant while the fruit has come to our market. I am writing small articles on lichi for publication in local magagines for the attention of students for science creativity & for adult women to get the smell of nutrition in lichi & for farmers to try for initiating lichi plantation in ones own field & locality. Thanking you much for my knowledge acquiring.

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4 Felipe Villasenor March 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

FYI: the lychee depicted in your photo is painted red, or under gone severe Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) gas and acid dip treatment. Post a nice photo of a fresh lychee, they are prettier too.

Let me know how I can help.

-Felipe

Lychee Grower

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