Lychee Nut Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
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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.
Also called litchi nuts or leechee, good-quality lychee nuts will be firm, rough-skinned and have deep-red to brown colored skin.
Avoid product that is soft, split or black.
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.
Lychee will not ripen well after picking - it should be allowed to ripen on the tree.
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.
Available from California, Texas and Arizona from May until October, with the peak in July. Some are grown in Eastern Washington and Hermiston (...)
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