Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lychee the imperial super fruit

The Lychee is known as an imperial fruit in China because of its history during the Tang Dynasty. The delicate fruit was a favorite of Emperor Li Longji's concubine Yang Yuhuan (Yang Guifei). The Emperor brought the fruit in using the Pony Express from modern cities such as Guangdong.

The fruit grows on a tree in clusters and has a juicy fleshy meat on the inside of a strong thin sell. The juicy meat of the Lychee is a very sweet delicate taste. Many people all over the world enjoy this exotic fruit.

Lychees are grown in China, Thailand, South-East Asia, India, Japan, and more recently in California and Australia.

The Lychee contains on average a total 72 mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit.[3] On average nine lychee fruits would meet an adult’s daily recommend Vitamin C requirement.

A cup of Lychee fruit provides, among other minerals, for a 2000 Calorie diet, 14%DV of copper, 9%DV of phosphorus, and 6%DV of potassium.

Lychees are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Most of the energy in a lychee is in the form of carbohydrate (sugar). Lychees are high in polyphenols, containing 15% more than grapes, a fruit commonly referenced as high in polyphenols.[4]

Megafruit Ventures is introducing the Lychee fruit in a dried fruit for easy snacking for our busy daily lives so that we can get all the vitamins and minerals we need in one convenient package. Click here to learn more.

1 comment:

  1. Very Informative site, you are absolutely right, people need to know what these super fruits really can do to help them, from detoxing to feeling and looking healthier, and most importantly fighting off major diseases such as cancer.