Lychees

Fruits

What Part Of The Plant Does Lychees Come From? What Are Two Other Fruits That Come From The Same Group?

Tree plants like apples, coconuts or pineapples.

What Are Qulities To Look For When Purchasing Lychees? Whats The Serving Size?

Pretty pink skin, pressing gently with thumb to feel for slight giving

How Should Lychees Be Stored? What Forms Of Lychees Are Available?

Lychees are available dried, or fresh/whole.

Store at room temperature for a few days, or in a plastic bag in the fridge for about two weeks.

What Nutrients Are Found In Lychees? Why Are They Important?

1g of protein, 16mg potassium, 1.6g carbohydrates and 11% vitamin C. All these nutrients are used in our bodies for energy.

What Are Some Tips For Cooking/Preparing Lychees? Recipe?

To cook or eat a lychee you need to peel the outer layer and remove the inner stone.


Trim the pineapples and quarter them lengthwise. Cut away the cores and rinds of each quarter and cut the pineapple into 1-1/2-inch pieces. Working in batches, pulse the pineapple in a food processor until crushed or about the size of grains of rice

In a large saucepan, bring 3/4 cup of the sugar and 2 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pineapple and let the mixture return to a hard boil. With a spoon, skim away and discard any foam that rises to the surface. Boil for 1 minute and then remove the pan from the heat. Add the mint sprigs and let the mixture cool to room temperature. Remove and discard the mint. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.

One hour before serving, in a small bowl, mix the strawberries with the remaining 2 Tbs. sugar and refrigerate.

To serve, drain the liquid from the pineapple in a sieve set over a bowl. Divide the pineapple into clear glasses, saving the syrup for another use. Top with the strawberries and lychees and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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Work cited

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