The longan is a tropical tree native to southern China. It is also found
in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
The fruit is edible, and is often used in East Asian soups, snacks, desserts,
and sweet-and-sour foods, either fresh or dried, sometimes canned with
syrup in supermarkets. The seeds of fresh longan can be boiled and eaten,
with a distinctive nutty flavor.
Dried longan are often used in Chinese cuisine and Chinese sweet dessert
soups. In Chinese food therapy and herbal medicine, it is believed to
have an effect on relaxation. In contrast with the fresh fruit, which
is juicy and white, the flesh of dried longans is dark brown to almost
black. In Chinese medicine the longan, much like the lychee, is considered
a "warm" fruit.
Description : Longans
Net weight : 565 gms