Lychee Fruit Facts
What is it?
Lychee is a member of the soapberry family. Lychee fruits are found in loose clusters ranging from 3-50 fruits which grow on a tree. The fruit is round to oval in shape. Lychee skin resembles a bumpy leathery strawberry with short, conical or rounded protuberances. The fruit skin color ranges from yellow to pinkish or red . The edible portion of the fruit, the pulp is succulent, white and translucent. Lychee fruits contain one shiny,dark brown seed,. Lychee fruit is grown in many sub-tropical areas such as Southeast China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mynamar, Pakistan, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the U.S. (Florida, Hawaii, California).
What is so good about it?
The fruit has a sweet, fragrant flavor and is delicious. Its flavor can be described as a cross between a pear and a grape with some distinct floral notes. The lychee fruit has no cholesterol and is low in sodium. It is a very good source of Vitamin C.
How to use it
Lychee may be used in many different applications including ice cream, jello, juice, soft drinks, nectar, jelly, gummy candies, fruit preserves, teas, health drinks, and yogurt . Lychee is a favorite addition to salads and desserts. Lychee also blends well with other juices such as strawberry banana, papaya, mango, and coconut water.
What iTi offers
iTi supplies single strength lychee juice and lychee concentrate from India. This product is prepared from carefully selected sound, mature, and unfermented fruit. The fruit is obtained locally from selected suppliers which are regularly monitored by the processor. No preservatives, flavors, or other additives are used. The product is kosher certified and manufactured under a certified quality system.