Longan

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Longan

Longans are sometimes called “Dragons Eyes” because when the peel is removed, you can see the dark seed through the translucent flesh of the fruit and it gives the appearance of an eyeball. This fruit is related to the lychee, and is similar in that it grows on trees in bunches, is round, and is grape like in texture. But the flavor is different, longans have a drier sweetness.

Names: lungan, mamoncillo chino ,dragon’s eye or eyeball, longana, leng keng; Thai – lam yai

Source:  South Florida

Handling: Longans are much eaten fresh, out-of-hand, but it’s also often used in soups, desserts, sweet & sour foods either fresh or dried.

Varieties: Kohala


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3.2
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 2 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate .5g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.