Lychees are a member of the Soapberry family believed to have originated from China during the 9th century and thrive in warm, humid climates.
The lychee tree can grow up to 100 feet and blooms small red to orange fruits with a hardened bumpy skin.
Once peeled, the white flesh of the lychee is revealed together with a large, inedible seed which defines the fruit as a drupe. Lychee has a fragrant smell and a sweet pungent taste similar to raspberries.
- Lychee has the potential to relieve coughing, ease abdominal pain, reduce inflammation and have a positive effect on tumours and swollen glands. (1)
- Plentiful in vitamin C which protects against infections, helps the body develop resistance, and uses antioxidants to scavenge for harmful free radicals in the body. (2)
- Nutrient-rich in oligonol, which is unique and contains powerful antioxidants that can battle flu viruses, improve blood flow, and protect the skin from UV rays. (3)
- Is a good source of fibre to help regulate the digestive tract and manage bodyweight. (4)
- Provides high amounts of B-vitamins which help control heart rate, blood pressure and regulate the metabolic rate of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. (5) (6)
Lychee Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||4|
|Total Fat||0 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||17 g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||5%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C||119%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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