English name: Lychee
The fruit is a drupe, globose or slightly oblong, 3–4 cm long and 3 cm in diameter. The outer skin is red, rough texture, inedible but easily peeled. Inside is a translucent white pulp, sweet and rich in vitamin C. In the middle of the fruit is a brown seed, 2 cm long and 1-1.5 cm in diameter. The seeds – similar to those of a horse chestnut – are mildly toxic and should not be eaten. Fruit ripens from June (in regions near the equator) to October (in regions far from the equator), about 100 days after flowering.
Classification: Some famous lychee brand in Vietnam: Thanh Ha lychee, Luc Ngan lychee, Hung Long lychee, Yen Hung hybrid lychee, Binh Khe hybrid lychee, Phu Ho lychee,etc
Lychee contains a lot of substances that play a positive role in human health
- Basic nutritional ingredients: Water, Protein, Carbohydrate, Sugar, Fiber, Fat, Saturated, Monosaturated, Polysaturated, Omega 3-6
- Vitamins: A, C, D, E, K, B1,2,3,5,6
- Minerals: The most basic minerals in the types that the body needs: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese
- Improve immune system
Thanks to containing an abundant amount of Vitamin C – this is considered a powerful antioxidant, capable of positively improving the activity of the immune system, limiting infectious diseases, diseases caused by changes in weather such as: flu, cough, chickenpox…
- Support cancer control
Flavonoid compounds in lychee have an effective cancer prevention effect, especially breast cancer. At the same time, the main source of Vitamin C is an antioxidant that has the ability to control / coerce the activity of free radicals – which is the cause of damage to cells, leading to cancer.
- Treatment of inflammation
Effective in preventing and treating degenerative diseases such as arthritis, skin aging.