Seen as a symbol of romance and love in ancient Chinese legend, lychee actually translates to "gift for a joyful life." Once you try this sweet little delicious fruit, you'll know why! High in vitamin C and flavonoids shown to help prevent breast cancer, lychee is also high in phosphoros, calcium, magnesium and protein. It's also rich in antioxidants, helping prevent age-related macular degeneration and other age-related illness.


When buying lychee, usually found in Asian markets, look for fruit with a pretty pink skin. Ripe lychee should give just a bit when you touch them, but not too much - if it's too soft, it will be over-ripe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (190.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 125.4

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.8g 1.3%

Saturated Fat 0.2g 0.9%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 1.9mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 31.4g 10.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.5g 9.9%

Sugars 28.9g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 1.6g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 226.4%
Calcium 1.0% Iron 3.3%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.4%
Vitamin K 1.0% Thiamin 1.4%
Riboflavin 7.3% Niacin 5.7%
Vitamin B-6 9.5% Folate 6.7%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Phosphorus 5.9%
Magnesium 4.8% Zinc 0.9%
Selenium 1.6% Copper 14.1%
Manganese 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.