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Peel the hard skin of this unusual fruit to reveal a gem that resembles a peeled grape. The fruit covers a smooth brown seed.

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SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Eaten raw, out of hand or with other fruits like pineapples, bananas & mangoes. Peeled and pitted lychees make a great addition to fruit cups and fruit salads.

Selection

Also called litchi nuts or leechee, good-quality lychee nuts will be firm, rough-skinned and have deep-red to brown colored skin.

Avoid

Avoid product that is soft, split or black.

Storage

Lychee will store well in the refrigerator for a fair amount of time. Once peeled lychee nuts retain their color and quality only 3 to 5 days when stored in the refrigerator.

Ripening

Lychee will not ripen well after picking - it should be allowed to ripen on the tree.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Tips & Trivia
  • Lychee means "gift for a joyful life" in Chinese.

    Lychees hail from the provinces of Kwangtung and Fukien in southern China and are grown on a small scale in Hawaii, California and Florida.

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