The lychee is a member of the soapberry family.
The fresh fruit has a delicate white pulp with a pleasant floral fragrance.
The fruit is usually consumed fresh since the process of canning can make the fruit loose its pleasant fragrance.
The fruit is sold commercially in the canned form.
The lychee fruit contains the following nutrients carbohydrates, sugars, dietary fiber, fat and protein.
The fruit also contain Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and C.
Trace minerals include calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.
Lychee fruit is a rich source of vitamin C and contains the antioxidants polyphenols.
Photo by SOMMAI. Published on 04 May 2012
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