Lychee
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  • Lychee are oval to round in shape and up to 5cm in diameter.
  • The Lychee flesh is sweet yet tangy.
  • The outer red skin is peeled off to reveal the edible semi translucent flesh, which has a one seed inside.
  • Peel off the skin before eating and suck the flesh from the seed.
  • Lychees are the perfect addition to salads or desserts.

Health Benefits

Lychee are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre.

100g of lychee yields the following:

  • Calories – 66
  • Total Carbs – 6% of DV
  • Protein – 0.83g
  • Dietary Fibre – 5% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 119% of DV
  • Iron – 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Selecting tips

  • The lychee is ripe when the inedible outer skin turns from green to red or pink-red in colour.
  • Once picked, the lychee does not continue to ripen.

Storage tips

  • Keep fresh fruit in a plastic container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
  • Room temperature for 2-3 days.
  • Peeled lychees can be stored in the freezer.

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