Longan fruits are soft, smaller than lychee fruits, akin to Lychee and
brown in color. Longan fruit trees were supposed to be originated from
China and then spread across the globe, also found in Florida, USA.
Both Longan and Lychee fruits are available in the same season. Longan
fruits are edible, it could be taken as raw fruits and dried fruits are
stored for later usage. Longan fruits are extensively used in Oriental
Medicine for its medicinal benefits. Longan fruits or otherwise known
as Dragon's eye and scientifically called as Dimocarpus Longan and
belong to the family of fruits, Rambutan.
Longan fruits consist of rich content of Vitamin C that is equal to the
eighty percent of daily requirement. Longan fruits mainly contain
mineral like iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin A, and
other Vitamins, Minerals, essential antioxidants.
Health benefits of Longan fruits include; Longan fruits are used in
traditional medicine to treat sleeplessness, amnesia, dropsy and
stomach pains. Longan fruits provide soothing relief to nervous system,
provide nourishment to blood and improve heart and spleen health. It
strengthens immune system, provides relief from flu and cold, improves
skin health, helps to heal wounds quickly, and eliminates free oxygen
radicals due to the presence of Vitamin C. Polyphenols and antioxidants
found in these fruits, eliminate free radicals, reduce inflammation,
prevent atherosclerosis, and prevent cancer.
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