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What is the Lychee?

Lychee by Wesley
(Photo by Wesley)

The lychee, laichi or lichu is a tropical fruit originally from Southern China. This low-calorie fruit has more Vitamin C than citrus fruits, as much fiber as an apple and potassium levels comparable to a banana.

The fruit is primarily found in the following countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Phillipines
  • Southern Africa
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Some nutritional benefits are:

  • Dietary Fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium

The fruit can help with:

  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Overall wellness

A study found in the Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology publication done by a Chinese team, found that the fruit may have anti-breast cancer properties.

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Inside of a Lychee
(Photo by Wesley)


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Ranbir Singh

Thursday 3rd of July 2014

Litchi is considered as a queen of all fruits. The beautiful fruits and its white sweet edible aril with so much nutritional value, it deserves the title of queen of the fruits.

Felipe Villasenor

Friday 1st of March 2013

FYI: the lychee depicted in your photo is painted red, or under gone severe Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) gas and acid dip treatment. Post a nice photo of a fresh lychee, they are prettier too.

Let me know how I can help.


Lychee Grower

Debdas Mukhopadhyay

Friday 3rd of June 2011

The message on lichi is very much relevant while the fruit has come to our market. I am writing small articles on lichi for publication in local magagines for the attention of students for science creativity & for adult women to get the smell of nutrition in lichi & for farmers to try for initiating lichi plantation in ones own field & locality. Thanking you much for my knowledge acquiring.


Tuesday 6th of July 2010

Great fruit the lychee. Any recipes to make a dessert with?


Wednesday 7th of July 2010


Have you subscribed to the blog? I will be posting some recipes for Lychee in the coming weeks.

In the mean time, you might check out these:

May I ask how you found the site?

Thanks, Jenny