The health benefits of Lychee fruit
Authored and Presented by Duncan Edwards
The Lychee Fruit
is a member of the soapberry family, it is closely similar to the native tropical fruit rambutan.
Although it has no spikes and the pulp is a lot sweeter.
Lychee trees were originally grown in China, but it has since been cultivated in tropical areas including Trinidad and Tobago.
It looks similar to guinep and is sometimes called chiny guinep in the Caribbean.
The fruit itself is very popular because of it is a very sweet flesh that blends well with most flavours
Lychee contains a good amount of potassium, which is required to maintain sodium level.
It helps to maintain blood pressure and it reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack. Also it contains minerals like manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and folate that maintain blood pressure.
Lychee contains a high amount of dietary fiber which proves the best nutrient that promotes cardiovascular health.
They can be eaten raw, lychees are also made into ice creams, milkshakes, smoothies, jams and other desserts.
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