Lychee Fruit – Genus Litchi

The lychee, Litchi chinensis, is a member of the soapberry family along with the rambutan and longan. It is the sole member of the Litchi genus. Lychee also goes by the names lichi, laichi, leechee, or vai. It is a sweet, juicy fruit with a translucent flesh and an...

Longan Fruit “Dragon Eyes” – Lychee Relative

The longan fruit comes from the Dimocarpus longan tree, and the fruit is known as ‘dragon eyes’ because of its round shape and translucent flesh, and the seed which resembles an eye. The tree originates from Mayanmar, southern China, southwest India, and...

How to Remove the Fruit and Seeds from a Jackfruit

Jackfruits are enormous fruits with a very sweet and aromatic flavor. And they are unlike any fruit around. If you’ve seen one at an Asian market but were intimated by its size, rest assured they are relatively easy to prep. They extrude a very sticky latex that...
Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus

Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus

The jackfruit is a giant fruit that grows from a very tall evergreen tree that has leathery, highly glossy leaves. The fruit is very sweet and aromatic, but the jackfruit is useful for more than its fruit: the leaves are used in agriculture, the latex is...