Lychee: properties and benefits

lychee properties He lychee it becomes an exotic fruit from the legendary China (specifically from southern China), although its cultivation and consumption has practically spread throughout subtropical areas.

It is a fruit in fact widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as a remedy against pain to become an effective natural analgesic.

As far as its own appearance is concerned, It is a fruit with reddish and scaly skin , with a light colored pulp, soft touch and with a characteristic sweet flavor. While its scent of roses is unmistakable.

It's interesting about its versatility in the kitchen, not only because of the very important ones properties of lychee that we can find in this fruit of small size, but because we can add it to delicious salads, dishes with rice and smoothies.

Benefits of lychee

It is a fruit that for its high vitamin C content Its consumption is recommended in those people who are at risk of suffering from deficiencies, especially in people who can not tolerate citrus fruits or other vegetables rich in this vitamin.

Highlights the antioxidant action of this vitamin, so it is a useful fruit for people with high cholesterol , why inhibits the oxidation of the so-called bad cholesterol .

It is also rich in potassium and extremely low in sodium , so its consumption is advised in turn to people with arterial hypertension .

It's a fruit useful to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases , helping take care of the heart already protect blood vessels .

Nutritional benefits of lychee

  • 100 grams of lychee provide only 75 calories.
  • Water: 82 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 16.5 g.
  • Proteins: 0.85 g.
  • Fat: 0.45 g.
  • Fiber: 1.3 g.
  • Sugars: 15.22 g.
  • Vitamins: especially rich in vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6.
  • Minerals: rich in potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and zinc.

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