Lychee benefits

(Litchi chinensis= Nephelium litchi)


What is lychee?

Photo of lychess

Photo of lychess

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?

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.

Canned lychee

Canned lychee

Minerals and vitamins of lychee

It is a fruit rich in potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, but it also contains calcium, sodium, iron, zinc, selenium, manganese and copper.

Considering its vitamins, it is very rich in vitamin C and vitamin B9 (folic acid). It also contains vitamin E and other B vitamins.

Composition of litchis

Main components of lychee

Main components of lychee

Benefits 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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