It’s the third entry for our ‘superfruits’ series – and this week we are featuring anti-oxidant rich fruits which are a good substitute for the common food items that we eat today.
Instead of binging on some frozen or fresh red grapes, lychees are a great substitute. Lychees provide 15% more of the polyphenol content of red grapes since it has the second highest level of this component which provides a lot of benefits for the heart. When the antioxidants work with the polyphenol compound, they act to protect your cells from damage.
Lychees have more vitamin C content than oranges and other citrus fruits, they have as much fiber as apples and you can get the same level of potassium as a banana. Finally, lychees have components which help protect against breast cancer.
When eating lychees, peel off the red, leathery skin, eat the white flesh of the fruit but skip the seeds – they are not edible. Since they have almost the same flavor as grapes, you can skewer lychees onto kebabs – and they are also a great addition to any cocktail drink.