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 Friday, July 20th, 2018

April 3, 2010

I Love Lychees! Do You?

Well, they are available fresh, in-season right now and I my tastebuds are beside themselves!

The lychee is a juicy and sweet subtropical fruit native to China and they grow on an evergreen tree in bunches, like strawberries. They have a bumpy skin and a grape-like interior. Peel off the skin to extract to fruit, and don't eat the seed. The flavor is a combination of a strawberry and a grape, fragrant and unique.

They are a good source of potassium and vitamin C and are low in calories, by the way.

To store lychees, wrap them in a paper towel, place them in a plastic bag and leave the bag slightly open. Store them in the fridge for a delicious anytime treat! Or, peel them and freeze them to make “Lychee Ice Cubes”! They keep your tea cold and add a boost of delicious sweet flavor. For dessert, I stuff peeled, pitted lychees with a piece of candied ginger and dip them in dark chocolate….out of this world!

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