Litchis (leechee, lichi, or lychee) belong to several species of the family Sapindaceae; they are native to China and also grown in the Philippines and India. The litchi, Ne-phelium litchi, is a true nut, with the inner nut (about 1 in. in diameter) surrounded by an edible white, fleshy aril layer and a red spiny outer coat. The term litchi nut usually refers to the whole nut with the dried aril inside; it tolerates shipment very well and is often found in European markets. The edible aril layer is usually eaten fresh, dried, or canned. The inner nut is not eaten (1).

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