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10 Amazing Benefits of Lychee

Priyanka Menon
Priyanka Menon
Lychee Fruit

Lychee is one of the best fruits that China has contributed to the world. Lychee is a tree in the Sapindaceae family. It grows well-drained and fertile soil. It grows to a height of about 12 m. We can prepare a lot of food with very tasty lychees. The most notable feature of lychee fruit is that it is 80% hydrated. By eating this we can prevent dehydration.

Health Benefits of Lychee

  • Lychee is good for heart health as it contains a lot of potassium.

  • Lychees, which are rich in vitamin C, are also good for boosting the immune system

  • Due to its high fiber content, digestive problems can be prevented to some extent by eating lychees.

  • Lychee fruit contains iron which is good for the pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consumption of lychee fruit during pregnancy is good for the health of the baby and the mother.

  • Lychee eliminates the risk of paralysis due to its vitamin C content.

  • Lychees, which are relatively low in calories, are also good for weight loss

  • The nutrients contained in lychees are good for regulating metabolism and maintaining skin health.

  • Lychee, which is low in sodium and high in potassium, maintains a balanced blood pressure.

  • Flavonols contained in it prevent infections.

  • One lychee can be eaten daily to get rid of problems like fever, cold and sore throat.

How to Grow Lychee

Lychee seedlings can be planted in beds three meters long and four and a half meters wide. Seedlings can be spaced up to 12 m apart. Fruits are formed when a seedling is about five years old. It is advisable to do pruning for more fruits and apply organic manure twice a year. Lychee fruits  are able to retain their natural color only for a maximum of five days after harvest.

Lychees can be stored for a long time without any damage. When the fruits are ripe, it is better to cover the top of the plant with nets. The biggest problem for lychee growers is the splitting of the fruit. To solve this, 2 g of boric acid is given during the growth phase of the plant.

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