The Longan Scientific name is Dimocarpus
Longan from family Sapindaceae. It is native to China. Longan mean
“Dragon eye”. The fruit is diameter 1.20 to 2.5cm ,round shape and
yellow brown skin. The longan flesh is translucent white, musky, sweet
, soft and juicy. Inside the flesh there was a round seed and shinning
How Longan tree Look?
In Malaysia, the longan tree can grow until 9 to 18 meters height with
evergreen compound leaves with 5 to 10 opposite, elliptic with 10 to 18
cm long and 3 to 5 cm wide. Only hermaphrodite flower can bear a fruit.
The tree growing well at fertile soil with proper drainage system.
There are few variety planted in Malaysia such as Chompoo, Diamond and
Edaw. It is plated huge at Melaka, Johor, Kedah, Selangor, State
Sembilan and Perak state.
The sweet and juicy longan fruits was normally consume fresh. Longan
also sold in canned but the fresh is great as well. Driend longan is
excellent as a snacks.
Besides, it also had prosess to below product:
pulp with soft jelly
Longan sweet potatoes soup
lotus seed dew soup
Why Longan Fruit Benefits to Healthy?
The white translucent fresh, somewhat musky ,sweet but not as lychee.
The round jet black seed, shinning with a circular spot at the base
giving it the aspect of an eye and normally people also called of
“dragon eye”. Below is the nutrinonal table for the fruit:
Nutritional Value per 100g
Vitamin a 28IU
Vitamin B1 0.04mg
Vitamin B2 0.07mg
Vitamin C 6-8mg
Protein 1 g
Health Benefits of eating Longan Fruit