Fun facts of the week: lychee

Fun facts of the week: lychee fruitimages

  • fruit skin color ranges from yellow to pinkish or red
  • the edible portion of the fruit, the pulp is succulent, white and translucent
  • great source fiber, vitamin C, B1, B3, B9 and minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, and magnesium
  • lychee is used in many different applications including ice cream, jello, juice, jelly, gummy, tea, yogurt etc..
  • Lychee has been cultivated for over two thousand years.
  • the seed of the lychee is toxic while the fruit itself is a great aid for digestion.
  • aside from eating it fresh, this fruit can also be eaten dried. when eaten dried, the fruit gives a smoky flavor.
  • is also known as Chinese strawberry
  • this fruit symbolizes love and romance in China
  • the juice in this fruit helps in keeping the body hydrated.
  • lychee is a natural diuretic and helps relieve pain caused due to kidney stones
  • lychee produces individual male and female flowers that can be green, yellow or white color.