Lychees are exotic but can certainly stake their claim to fame in the fruit category in Western Europe. EAT ME lychees are not much larger than 3-5 centimetres and their lush pink skin is a real eye-catcher. This skin feels slightly rough, with tiny bumps. The fact that it is so easy to peel has also contributed to the popularity of the lychee. The thick skin can be removed remarkably quickly. So you can enjoy the flavour without delay! The fruits are delicious juicy and sweet, with a hidden hint of spiciness. If you want to get to know the rest of the lychee family, the EAT ME range also includes its relative the rambutan.
Recipes with lychees
As you can open the lychee so easily (simply press the ripe fruit with both thumbs) it makes the ideal treat. It is also a surprising ingredient in a smoothie or cocktail. Why not ring the changes? Try this unusual recipe for pavlova!
How do you open a lychee? Press the ripe fruit with both thumbs and the skin will crack open. Peel the fruit and remove the seed with a knife. Lychees are very popular as an ingredient in salads, as a snack or blended.
How to use lychees in the kitchen?
- In salads
- As a snack
- In the blender
If you don't plan to eat all the EAT ME lychees at once, you can enjoy them for longer if you store them in the fridge.
Nutritional values per 100 grams
Do you ever eat lychees? Don't worry: they are a source of vitamin C. One of the (many) properties of that vitamin is that it maintains strong bones. And don't hesitate to grab a lychee if you want to get enough minerals. The fruit is a source of copper, a mineral with an important function. Copper contributes to the transport of iron through our body.
Where do lychees come from?
EAT ME lychees come from Africa. Lychee trees can grow as high as 20 metres. The trees are prolific and can bear fruit for up to 20-30 years. The fruit is ready for harvest when the skin starts to develop more colour and feels less prickly. Our growers use cherry pickers to reach up into the trees. Lychees hang in bunches. The unripe fruits are cut from these bunches.