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.
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