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Photo of lychee fruit
Photo of a bunch of lychee fruit on a tree
Photo credits (left to right): Photo credits (top to bottom): Flickr: USDAgov; Flickr: Sugree Phatanapherom

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Lychees have a red outer skin with white flesh inside. They are very sweet and delicate tasting, like a mix between a grape and a pear.

Buy It

  • Choose lychees with red shells that are heavy for their size.
  • Brown patches indicate sweeter fruit.

Store It

  • Refrigerate lychees in a plastic bag for up to 10 days.

Cook It

  • Get to the fruit by piercing with a fingernail, peeling back half the skin and squeezing out the fruit.
  • There is a single large seed in the middle.

Why It's Great

  • Vitamin C keeps our immune system strong and helps our bodies heal quickly.

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