Lychee (Litchi chinensis)

The lychee, also spelled litchi, is a small tropical fruit from the Sapindaceae family. Native to the Guangdong and Fujian regions in China, it is now cultivated in many tropical areas worldwide.

The lychee has a rough and hard outer skin, usually pink-red. Inside is a translucent white, juicy, fragrant flesh surrounding a brown core. The taste of lychee is often described as a blend of flavors, combining elements of rose, muscat, and sometimes grape, with a sweet sweetness and a slight acidity.

This fruit is often eaten fresh but can also be used in various culinary preparations, such as desserts, drinks, or savory dishes. In addition, lychee is appreciated for its nutritional benefits: it is a rich source of vitamins, especially vitamin C, and minerals.

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