There are tonnes of reasons to love the prickly, pink-skinned lychee, a fruit that adds an exotic nutritional twist to both mains and desserts.
With 10 lychees contributing just 296kJ (71cal), they’re the perfect light and refreshing summer fruit. Plus, they’re rich in immunity-boosting vitamin C and gut-friendly fibre.
Pretty in pink
To choose the perfect lychee, look for fruit that’s pink or red. Lychees don’t ripen after they have been harvested, so enjoy them soon after purchase.
Fast and versatile
Sweet and juicy lychees pair well with a range of flavours, from a tropical, fruity cocktail to a rich duck curry. Fresh or canned, lychees add a subtle hint of sweetness.