Travel Photo of the Day: Lychees

Lychees taste as sweet as they look

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Lychees originate in Southeast Asia.

"Cute" isn’t typically a word used to describe raw produce, but when it comes to lychees, this adjective seems accurate (for both the name and the fruit).

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Originally from the southeast region of the continent, lychees are now grown throughout Asia and in subtropical climates worldwide. The small white fruits are encased in a textured pink skin and are a popular ingredient in several Southeast Asian desserts.

Most folks prefer to eat them raw, but they can be found either canned or dried. Thanks to the marketing of their potential health benefits throughout the rest of the world, the world demand for lychees has grown. Their bright taste makes them a popular cocktail ingredient — check out some of our recipes here!

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