The Lychee tree is a tropical plant that is native to China. The tree is known for producing a small, fleshy, red fruit; while the outside of the fruit is roughly-textured and inedible, the inside is sweet and tender, making it popular in a variety of dessert dishes. Lychees are becoming more popular in Brazil, South America, and the United States. The light, floral taste pairs perfectly with lime, coconut, and other tropical flavors!
Did you know?
- The Lychee tree can grow up to 40 feet high, and requires a combination of warm, humid weather along with chilled periods for proper growth.
- This fruit can be eaten fresh or dried. When the Lychee fruit is dried, it obtains a smokier flavor.
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