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Nika's Culinaria - Eat With Your Eyes: Lychee nuts - Up close and personal

Nika's Culinaria - Eat With Your Eyes

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Lychee nuts - Up close and personal

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Lychee nut fruits are irresistably odd for me, I had to buy some and shoot them as I went down through the layers.

To learn more about these odd fruits visit the Purdue University horticulture site on Litchi chinensis.

"The glossy, succulent, thick, translucent-white to grayish or pinkish fleshy aril which usually separates readily from the seed, suggests a large, luscious grape. The flavor of the flesh is subacid and distinctive."
"The lychee is native to low elevations of the provinces of Kwangtung and Fukien in southern China, where it flourishes especially along rivers and near the seacoast. It has a long and illustrious history having been praised and pictured in Chinese literature from the earliest known record in 1059 A.D. Cultivation spread over the years through neighboring areas of southeastern Asia and offshore islands."


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