What is Longan Fruit

What is Longan Fruit

Longan Fruit

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 black.

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.

Longan Product/Recipes

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:

1.Dried longan pulp with soft jelly
2.Driend Longan sweet potatoes soup
3.Longan Tea
4.Longan juice
5.Tong sui
6.Longan and 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

Calcium 2-10mg
Iron 0.3-1.2mg
Vitamin a 28IU
Vitamin B1 0.04mg
Vitamin B2 0.07mg
Vitamin C 6-8mg
Fat 0.1-0.5mg
Phosphorus 6-42mg
Niacin 0.6mg
Protein 1 g


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