Longan

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Description

Small and round, longan berries have a fragile, pale brown skin (called a pericarp), a sensitive, whitish, almost transparent flesh and a small brown or black seed in the center. The berries are a little bit bigger than olives.

In Asian countries like China and Vietnam, longan (Euphoria Longan) is often called “Dragon’s Eye” because of the white eye-shaped mark on the pit – giving it the appearance of an actual eyeball. And just like the mythical creature it’s been named for, longan fruit has been dubbed “magical” because of its wholesome benefits – Don’t underestimate it because of its small size.