This was a hard choice, as we had some many great names to choose from…. but thank you Sara Demich Ewen for making the clever name suggestion for Lychee. Sara has officially earned bragging rights for naming this sweet heifer calf.
Sweet and exotic, lychees are one of the tropical delights that many New England’ers are unfamiliar with. Prounounced as “lie-chi”, the exotic lychee fruit is from the soapberry family. The trees they grow on can reach 100 feet, and pale red-orange fruits with a tough bumpy skin resembling large strawberries. Each fruit has a white flesh and a large inedible seed. The flesh of the Lychee is juicy with a distinctive flavor similar comparable to grapes.
Lychees are grown in warm, humid climates such as China, India, and even some of the Southern U.S. states.
Lychees contain an amazing amount of vitamin C: 119% per 100-gram serving. A healthy array of supporting nutrients is also added, including B vitamins, potassium, thiamin, niacin, folate, and copper.