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Lychees
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The Lychee is native to southern China, where it has been cultivated for over 2000 years. Lychees were introduced into Australia in the 1870s by Chinese goldfield workers.
The fruit is about 3cm in diameter. It has a red brittle shell, with white translucent flesh and a single large seed. The flesh is sweet, sticky and juicy.
Wrap lychees in paper towel and place in a bowl - humid conditions are excellent for storing lychees. Otherwise, lychees can be stored in the fridge for 5-7 days, wrapped in plastic.
Category: Fruit
In Season: Summer
To Buy:
Buy fresh or dried. Select fruit that is red/pink in colour -brown lychees may also be eaten. Lychees are also available in cans but avoid those in heavy syrup.
To Store:
Wrap lychees in paper towel and place in a bowl - humid conditions are excellent for storing lychees. Otherwise, lychees can be stored in the fridge for 5-7 days, wrapped in plastic.
Tips & Tricks:
Freeze lychees for a delicious treat for both adults and children.
Cooking Tips:
Lychees are delicious in curries or served as a dessert with coconut icecream. The fruit also complements fish, chicken and marinades as well as added to salads.

Nutrition per 0.5 Cup:

Weight (grams):
100
Carbohydrates, g:
16.3
Fat (g):
0.1
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.0
Amines:
Low
Glutamates:
n/a
Energy (kJ):
298
Protein (g):
1.1
Saturated Fat, g :
0.0
Vitamin C:
Salicylates:
High

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.





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