Nutritional Facts of Fruit



Major Growing Areas

Lychees are evergreen trees that are extensively grown in southern China. They are categorised as subtropical fruit trees.


There are a myriad of lychee varieties in the world. Nuomici, Guiwei, Zengcheng gualü and Feizixiao are the better known ones.

Nutritional Values

Lychees have a rich vitamin C content, even higher than that of oranges and strawberries.

Per 100 g (Approx. 6-7 lychees)
Energy 66 kcal
Sugar 15.2 g
Vitamin C 71.5 mg
Dietary Fibre 1.3 g

Buying Tips

It is advisable to buy vividly coloured lychees which have an even appearance and are springy to the touch. Although the fruit skin is inedible, it should still be thoroughly washed before peeling as pesticide residue can easily build up on the rough surface. Lychees can only be kept for a short period of time so they should be consumed within 1 to 3 days.

Interesting Titbits

As the Chinese saying goes: "One lychee is equivalent to three flaming torches". It serves as a reminder that lychees should be eaten with caution and in moderation to avoid excessive intake of fructose and energy. Canned lychees are usually soaked in syrup and have a lower vitamin C content than the fresh ones. To avoid excessive intake of sugar, you should rinse canned lychees with water before consumption.

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

½ bowl of lychee pulp

Remark: One bowl = 250 – 300 ml

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