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Litchi is a tropical and subtropical fruit native to Asia and south Asia with China being litchi caasnthe leading producer in the world. Every 100 grams of litchi provides about 17 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein. This fruit is very poor in fiber (1 gram).

Average calories: 72 per 100 grams.

Litchi: 100 grams












Vitamins found in higher amounts: vitamins C, B2 and B3.

Minerals found in higher amounts: potassium and magnesium.

Phytonutrients found in higher amounts and their health benefits: the main phytonutrients are flavanols (catechin and epicathechin), flavonoids (anthocyanidins, and malvidin). Flavonoids are potent antioxidants with ability to decrease bad cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. They also improve blood circulation by strengthening the walls of the vessels, making them beneficial in varicose veins.

Catechin and epicatechin are found in green teas as well, and some of their health benefits include promoting weight loss, protecting against cognitive decline caused by HIV, preventing from damage by oxidative stress, improving athletic performance by hindering muscle fatigue, and blocking the production of histamine, a compound that has the main role in allergies.