Adventures in Fruit: Longan!

If you’re a fan of lychee, you’ll love longan. These fruits are similar to lychee and unmistakeable as a unique fruit.

They’ve got smooth papery skin (reminds me of a brown paper bag), translucent flesh and have a soft honeyed mineral flavor and one of my favorite fragrances. The seed inside is hard and glossy brown. I don’t think you can eat that part…

They’re kind of awesome in martinis or on their own! I hope you get to try some!

This is Christie, signing off!

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8 thoughts on “Adventures in Fruit: Longan!

  1. Melissa says:

    Delicious! Wish good ones were easy to find in Chicago.

  2. Ken says:

    They are good – had them for the first time a week ago. My lab mate told me the trick to eat them quickly – you squeeze them and the fruit pops right out! Beats peeling it by a lot!!! Also my new thing is trying wierd fruits and checking pubmeb for health benefits and these are anti-cancer if i remember

    • Kinenchen says:

      I shot one across the room and didn’t find it for a week so I went back to peeling them. What I mean is, you’re brave.

  3. methodpile says:

    Never heard of these before but I think it’s awesome that such a nubby-looking fruit opens up to be an opalesque lavender.

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