In this new blog post we look at the Longan fruit. Longan grows on a tree native to Southern China. The Longan tree can grow up to 60 feet in height. It is considered a nutritional powerhouse and one of the 21 super fruits – foods – herbs in the Freelife Jule of the Orient Jiaogulan tonic.
The longan is often referred to as a (“dragon eye”). It is so named because its fruit, when it is shelled, resembles an eyeball (the black seed shows through the translucent flesh like a pupil/iris.) It is used in Chinese herbal medicine.
Longan contains several compounds, including valuable ellagic acid, that bestow antioxidant and cellprotective effects.
Longan is also rich in a number of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, and is rich in vitamins A, B-Complex, Niacin, Calcium, Phosphorous and Vitamin C. In traditional Chinese medicine, longan is considered to have a sweet taste and warm energy, and is associated with the Heart and Spleen meridians.
Longan fruit is beneficial for improved sleep, forgetfulness and anxiety. Longan promotes relaxation and tranquility. It also increases energy and physical stamina.
The Longan fruit is obviously edible, extremely sweet, juicy and succulent and apart from eating the fruit fresh, it is also often used in East Asian soups, snacks, desserts, and sweet-and-sour foods.
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