Lychee in Syrup
Lychee is a popular fruit grown extensively in the sub tropical south east of China where it has been cultivated since the beginning of time.
It has subsequently been exported and is now cultivated in Thailand, and lately Vietnam, Florida, California, Australia, and the Caribbean on a small scale.
There are a few scattered trees in the West Indies and Central America apart from some groves in Cuba, Honduras and Guatemala.
In California, the lychee will grow only in protected locations and the climate is generally too dry for it.
There is a special distinction between the kinds of lychee that leak juice when the skin is broken and those that retain the juice within the flesh.
In China, lychees some time dried in the sun on hanging wire trays and brought inside at night and during showers.
Freshly picked lychees keep their color and quality only 5 to 7 days at room temperature.
Lychees will not continue to ripen once picked. As the fruit ages, the outer skin becomes tougher.
In South Africa, the 'Kwai Mi' variety is produced commercially. The fruit is medium size, slightly oval.
Lychee is a premier dessert fruit, eaten fresh and appeals to most palates.
Many use their fingernail to dig into the the skin from the lychee.
If you're peeling a large quantity, use a knife to cut through the skin.
It is covered in a leathery rind, pink to strawberry red in colour, rough in texture, and oval in shape.
The edible portion is white, translucent, firm and juicy and possesses a flavour, which is sweet, fragrant and delicious.
Goudas Foods has selected two countries for their production of canned lychees--China and Thailand due to the fact that in these countries the fruit has a better texture, appearance and taste.
It is to be noted that Goudas Foods is the first company to bring Lychee in the can on the Canadian market.
Mr. Goudas Lychees, upon serving, has a wonderful appearance, and the taste is delicious as if freshly picked off the tree. Lychees may be eaten as is, served on ice, or with ice cream.
It may also be incorporated into your favourite dessert recipes.
The Sunday Farmers' Market at Zapote, San José, Costa Rica offers exotic tropical fruits and produce.
The Sunday Farmers' Market at Zapote, San José, Costa Rica offers exotic tropical fruits and produce. Street musicians provide background music to liven up the already festive atmosphere. The Zapote market is supposed to be the biggest of similar local markets. A must see for tourists.
Air Layering Lychee By Brian Lievens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa43Bn8L3hU
How to Eat Lychee By miki, This video shows you how to eat lychee.
I like to use a knife to cut the lychee in half. However, you can use your fingers to rip off the outer layer of the skin as well. There is a SEED in the middle of each lychee. Enjoy!