Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What's That? Wednesday: Lychee Fruit

Pink-ish, green-ish, red-ish exterior.
Our family has "discovered" a new fruit.  We have been enjoying lychees, which are very interesting fruits.  They have a tough, slightly bumpy, outer cover, but the rind is easy enough for EBean to peel.  Inside is a juicy white flesh with a flowery aroma.  The seed in the middle is a long, slender nut, similar to a pine nut.  The lychee is native to China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.  It isn't my favorite fruit, but they are good and since strawberries are no longer in season, it's nice to have a replacement.



LBean, a little uncertain about the lychee. 
EBean ate at least 6 lychees after this dinner.

A "bunch" of lychee fruits.

A bumpy exterior

2 comments:

  1. When I was in high school I worked in the produce department of the local Jewel-Osco, and I remember that lychee nuts were the single most expensive item that we sold. They were $1 for each individual fruit. I did try some and they were good! I thought they kind of tasted like a cross between red and green grapes.

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  2. Holy cow, that is expensive! They are an interesting fruit.

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