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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

0 The Benefits of Lychee Fruit

I am among those who love to eat fruit, but especially for lychee fruit, not too common to be consumed, especially in my country (Indonesia). Yet, if we looking for references related to this fruit, there are so many benefits that we can get from this kind of fruit. The people generally consume Lychee already in processed form. Suppose that in the form of bread topping with Lychee. Lychee contains many minerals that are needed for body growth and bone formation. The minerals owned in Lychee are calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

Fruit lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn) derived from Kwantung and Fukien province in South China. In 1873 the plant was spread to Hawaii, then to Florida, USA in 1883. Kwantung and Fukien province in China known as the largest manufacturer of lychee fruit, followed by India and other countries. Lychee fruit has a unique taste and high economic value. In tropical countries like Indonesi, a plant has started to try cultivated in Bali (Gianyar, Tabanan, Badung) and Cianjur.

Lychee grows well in cool areas. These plants need plenty of water but were not flooded. Lychee fruit has a characteristic red-purple color after cooking, and color hjau while still raw. If you notice, the view outside a little like strawberries. The content of sucrose and glucose on lychee fruit is also quite high. Therefore, eating lychee fruit at night can increase energy reserves for the next day.

Not only that, lychees also good for beauty. Consumption of lychees can refine skin, enhance blood and restore stamina. Lychee is also known to prevent the growth of cancer cells in the body. From this research, lychees contains flavonoids which proved highly effective against breast cancer (as quoted on Indiatimes). Lychee is also a source of vitamin c, vitamin C can fight heart disease and cancer. Vitamin C is also good for bone and tissue..

Lychee is a fruit with a very low fat content. Thus, the consumption of lychees good for someone who is on a diet. Besides lychees also good for people who are in a weakened condition and good for the elderly. When choosing lychee, select those with a firm shell that has no cracks. It is best if the fruit is still attached to its stem. The fruit's colour should be pink or red but never brown. Brown lychee are overripe and will not be as tasty.

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