Litchee

(Litchi chinensis)

Bunches of 15 to 20 fruit, greenish-brown in colour, each covered with a thick skin. The fruit is oval (4 cm in diameter) with a white pulp, that is transparent, hard, smooth and juicy, with a taste that is slightly reminiscent of the muscatel grape.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Litxi
Spanish: Litchi
English: Litchee

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Tropical fruit
Scientific: Sapindàcia

Nutritional value

74 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

150 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Litchee

The litchee is grown in India, Indochina, Thailand, southern Japan, Australia, subtropical Africa and the United States. In recent years it has been introduced into Israel, Spain (the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean coast) and Portugal (Madeira).

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