(Litchi chinensis= Nephelium litchi)
LYCHEE CHARACTERISTIC AND BENEFITS
What is lychee?
Lychee or litchi is the fruit of lychee (Litchi chinensis), a tree of Chinese origin.
It has a round but very peculiar shape, because it has small sharp bulges on its rind.
The color of the skin is pink with a slightly mask of dark yellow, but with a deep pink in the interior.
If we peel the litchi, it contains an edible pulp of a white color with a slightly yellow tone and a smooth texture.
In the center of the fruit, there is a large round bone.
What does lychee contain? Composition of lychee
Main components of lychee
As a source of energy, 100 grams of litchis give us 66 kilocalories.
Its proportion of nutrients is divided into:
– More than 81% is water.
– 0.44% fat.
– Near to 0.9% of proteins.
– More than 16% of carbohydrates.
– 1.3% fiber.
Minerals of lychee
Vitamins of lychee
Benefits of lychees
Photo of lychees
It has a good water content that keeps us from dehydrating.
It gives us energy to have vitality during the day.
It is a poor source of fat and protein.
It has a high content of carbohydrates, specifically in sugars.
It has a low fiber content.
It helps us eliminate toxins from our body, because of its potassium content.
Magnesium helps relax muscles.
It helps us to maintain a correct brain function, due to its content in phosphorus and B vitamins.
By its content in vitamin B9 helps to grow properly.
It protects us from colds and helps to heal wounds, due to their vitamin C content.
Protects us from toxins and aging by its content in vitamin C, E and selenium and zinc minerals.
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22 April, 2019