Read the word lychee, and almost immediately the mind goes to the hard outer shell and the soft fleshy fruit inside. Makes it a paradox, doesn’t it?
While a paradox, this tropical summer fruit does justice to every bit of description that exists on this vast space that we call the internet. The soft fruit that is hidden under the hard outer shell has a strong and sweet flavour with juice oozing out at even the slightest poke.
Its rough skin is something we all struggle with. But this is a struggle we all love, don’t we? And this feature of lychee has earned it the title of an ‘alligator strawberry’. We mean, how else would you address the red, bumpy and rough exterior, right?
But enough about its looks. Let’s cut to the chase and delve into something way more significant – the taste. The flavours of this fruit are inexplicable yet feel like a very familiar touch to your senses. Paradox yet again! While many individuals and researchers have said that its taste resembles the flavour of a grape, we beg to differ. Lychee has its own unique taste that is sometimes a perfect balance between sweet and tart. The acidic levels are slightly higher than that of a grape, yet are not at a level of intensity where our eyes squint or flinch. The texture however is a melt-in-your-mouth, close to that of a jelly kind of texture. As long as it transcends smoothly and seamlessly to our stomach, we aren’t complaining!
But can you guess how this fruit is enjoyed to its absolute core? By preserving it in a Liebherr, that’s how! Wash them thoroughly, store in an air-tight container, and toss them right into your Liebherr. They can stay fresh for about 5-7 days from the date of purchase. Also, who in their right mind wouldn’t enjoy this fruit when it’s chilled, right? And chilled in a Liebherr? A cherry on the cake! Or should we say lychee!
This flavourful summer fruit not only brings immense flavour and hydration, but a lot more benefits and solutions to your regular summer problems. Without further ado, let us get right into it!
Want that Vitamin C without stepping in the hot sun?
Lychees are your best bet. Loaded with Vitamin C, every 100 gm of lychee has about 71.5 mg of the sun kissed vitamin. You could also eat an orange, but why would you choose the sour flavour of an orange over the sweet, juicy flavour of a lychee?
Need to enjoy a fruit without having to worry about diabetes?
Lychee to the rescue! The anti-diabetic properties of a lychee helps decrease the resistance to insulin while also aiding in diabetes-vascular related issues. However, moderation is of utmost importance here. So, eat lychees, but have a limited amount at once.
That burger from last night giving you a restless feeling in your stomach?
Add lychees to your diet. The dietary fiber present in a lychee allows the smooth flow of food items, preventing constipation, gastric issues like acidity, and other such stomach problems. The fibers present also enable a seamless absorption of required nutrients for your body. Win-win situation, isn’t it?
Pandemic has lowered your will to fight against common flus?
Lychees will be your saviour. With a high antiviral capability, lychee is known to have ascorbic acid (ABA) in the necessary amount. This works exceedingly well when it comes to fighting against the common flu and seasonal viral. Finally, something that tastes good and helps boost your immunity!
Need to control your blood pressure every time relatives ask, “What are you doing with your life?”
In enters lychee. Lychees potassium and sodium levels help maintain your blood pressure at a normal level. Not only do they provide innate peace, and extra flavour for your senses, but they also increase the good cholesterol in your blood. Cholesterol that is actually needed for the body.
To conclude, lychee has always been the superhero you didn’t know you needed. You probably just didn’t see it under its rough exterior, but this softy has made a permanent spot in your heart. All we’d suggest now is go on, peel off its rough skin, and enjoy this summer special to its core. Just one suggestion: try preserving it in your Liebherr before you dig right in. Trust us, you’ll thank us later!