(Last Updated on : 14-06-2012)
Nutritional value of lychee is huge and is one of the best fruits during the summer months. It contains on average a total of 72 mg of vitamins C per 100 grams of fruits. On average nine lychee fruits would meet a requirement of Vitamin C in an adult.
A bowl of lychee fruit, among other minerals, provide 14% Daily Value (DV) of copper, 9% DV of phosphorus, and 6% DV of potassium (for a 2000-calorie diet). Like the most plant based foods, lychees are low in saturated fat and sodium and are cholesterol free. The crop has modest quantity of polyphenols. On the phenolic composition flaven 3-ol manometers and dimmers were the major found compounds representing about 87.0% of the phenolic compounds that turn downed with browning or storage. Cyanidin-3-glucoside was a major anthocyanin and represented 91.9% of anthocyanins. Small amounts of malvidin-3-glucoside were also found.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Lychee
is known for being a fruit with "hot" properties (see the six excesses for more details on the definition of heat), and excessive consumption of Lychee can, in certain extreme cases, lead to fainting spells or skin rashes.
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