Tropical fruit “Longan” and its properties

It is believed that the birthplace of this fruit is somewhere between India and Burma, or in China. Currently grown in countries such as Sri Lanka, South India, South China and several other Southeast Asian countries. The fruit is round or oval in shape with translucent flesh and contains only one black seed. The longan tree belongs to the evergreen, grows at a height of 9-12 meters. Longan is a rich source of various vitamins and minerals. Contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, as well as vitamin C, minerals: iron, magnesium, silicon. An excellent source of both protein and fiber. 100 g of longan provides the body with 1,3 g of protein, 83 g of water, 15 g of carbohydrates, 1 g of fiber and approximately 60 calories. Consider some of the health benefits of the longan fruit:

  • Known for its healing effects on stomach problems. Longan helps with stomach pain, boosts the immune system, which allows the body to fight various diseases.
  • It has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the circulatory system, as well as the heart.
  • A good remedy for anemia, as it helps the body absorb iron.
  • The leaves of the longan tree contain quercetin, which has antiviral and antioxidant properties. Used in the treatment of various types of cancer, allergies, in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
  • Longan improves the functioning of the nerves, calms the nervous system.
  • The kernel of the fruit contains fats, tannins and saponins, which act as a hemostatic agent.
  • Longan is also rich in phenolic acid, which acts as a powerful antioxidant and contains antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. 

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