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Lychee/litchi (litchi chiensis)

A fruit, about the size of a plum, which grows in bunches (as many as 20 or so together). It has a hard bumpy skin, and sweet, aromatic juicy white flesh. It"s native to South China, where it"s been cultivated for over 2,000 years, there is now no wild form of the species. Lychee are good eaten raw, but are most often served cold after being poached in syrup. They are often found canned.

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