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Health Benefits
-The Lychee contains on average a total 72 mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit. 
-Lychee fruit provides, among other minerals, Copper, Phosphorous, and Potassium
-Most of the energy in a lychee is in the form of carbohydrate (sugar), about half of which is fructose and half glucose. They provide 285kJ per 100g of our flesh


While germinating - plant seeds approximately 1cm deep into the soil, water soil lightly.

Lychees require a warm subtropical to tropical climate that is cool but also frost-free or with only very slight winter frosts not below -4°C, and with high summer heat, rainfall, and humidity. 

Lychees will not stand heavy frost especially when young. If well sheltered with a guard for the first two winters or until the tree is 1.5 M (five ft) high, it will then stand light frosts to -1 degrees. Growth is best on well-drained, slightly acidic soils rich in organic matter. 

Lychees have no drought tolerance whatsoever. They must be kept moist at all times. Whereas most trees will wilt when dry, then recover sometime after watering, the 

Lychee will not recover from a dry-out, but will drop its leaves and eventually die. Protect from frost and cold winds in winter until 2 metres high. They are also grown as an ornamental tree as well as for their fruit.

Culinary uses

- Lychees can be relished on itself or with other fruits in ice creams, custards or as cocktails or as fruit salads.
-These make up for great salads with veggies or can be served with cream or yoghurts as desserts.
-Lychee iced tea, martinis and lemonades are also common.
-Blend the lychee flesh with water to obtain a smooth puree, strain and discard the pulp. Transfer the liquid to a jug, add lime juice add red syrup, stir well. Pour into glasses filled with ice cubes. Top up with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig before serving.

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