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8 years ago

Blowin' in the wind: Sweet Lychees

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Red fresh and ripe Lychees sway in the wind in the valley town of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. These would soon be picked and sold in the markets.

The lychee (Litchi chinensis) (Chinese: 荔枝; pinyin: lì zhī) is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree native to southern China, Taiwan, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia, and now cultivated in many parts of the world. The fresh fruit has a "delicate, whitish pulp" with a floral smell and a fragrant, sweet flavor. Since this perfume-like flavor is lost in the process of canning, the fruit is usually eaten fresh.

An evergreen tree reaching 10--28 metres tall, the lychee bears fleshy fruits that are up to 5 cm (2.0 in) long and 4 cm (1.6 in) wide. The outside of the fruit is covered by a pink-red, roughly textured rind that is inedible but easily removed to expose a layer of sweet, translucent white flesh. Lychees are eaten in many different dessert dishes, and are especially popular in China, throughout Southeast Asia, along with South Asia and India.

The lychee is cultivated in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. China is the main producer, followed by India.

Source: Wikipedia


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