THE BACKGROUND OF LYCHEE
It is a tropical tree native to the Guangdong and Fujian provinces of south-eastern China, where cultivation is documented from the 11th century. China is the main producer of lychees, followed by India, other countries in Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Madagascar and South Africa. A tall evergreen tree, the lychee bears small fleshy fruits. The outside of the fruit is pink, red, roughly textured, and inedible, covering sweet flesh eaten in many different dessert dishes.
Raw lychee fruit is 82% water, 17% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and contains negligible fat. The raw pulp is rich in vitamin C, having 72 mg per 100 grams – an amount representing 86% of the Daily Value – but contains no other micronutrients in significant content.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LYCHEE
- Rich in dietary fibres, which are necessary for regular bowel movements.
- Rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
- Lychees are high in antimicrobial properties that helps the body create a stronger barrier against viral infections.
- Helps moderate and balance blood flow in the body.
- Has a good amount of copper and iron, which act as a stimulator for blood circulation.
- Rich in b-vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, and folates, which has a huge effect on viruses and the body’s nutrients absorption.
- They are rich in phenolic acids, which protects the body from viruses such as influenza and common colds.
- Contain plenty of vitamins and minerals that can help you through all the pollution and daily stress.
- Acts as on immune booster. Promotes blood circulation and helps protect the body from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
- They are rich in antioxidants and vitamin c, which can ensure a slower aging process whilst promoting overall health.
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