What is longan fruit called in English?
Accordingly, where does longan fruit come from?
The longan is believed to originate from the mountain range between Myanmar and southern China. Other reported origins include India, Sri Lanka, upper Myanmar, north Thailand, Kampuchea (more commonly known as Cambodia), north Vietnam and New Guinea.
One may also ask, what is the benefit of longan fruit? Longan and lychee are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help battle free radicals in your body that damage cells and lead to disease. Research shows getting your antioxidants from fresh fruits and vegetables — not supplements — has the most health benefits. Lychee are high in a type of antioxidant called polyphenols.
Similarly, it is asked, is longan fruit the same as lychee?
Like lychee, longan is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia that's a member of the soapberry family. Just like with lychee, the seed of the longan fruit is inedible. In terms of flavor and texture, lychee and longan are very comparable, but longan has been described as being jelly-like and more tart.
What does a longan fruit look like?
The Longan has a light brown smooth outer skin and is also called the dragon eye fruit. While they all have a black seed in the middle, the ratio of seed to fruit is almost perfect in a longan and looks like an eyeball when cut in half. This fruit has a more tart and distinctive flavor.