A Lychee has as few points as a characteristic: the fruit has a size of a golf ball, when mature has a red-pinkish color rough skin, the inside is translucent whitish color and has a sweet taste. The fruit likes a very specific clime: before flowering the clime has to be cold and dry and hot a humid the rest of the year. Studies say that lychees trees require a low night temperature (below 7 to 15 C) to flowering adequately. The most common species of lychees are: Emperor, Hak Ip and Kaimana, Kwai Mai Pink and Bengal, at Olhos D’agua farm we have Bengal and Kwai Mai Pink also known as B3.
Do you know what to look for in a premium lychee? We are going to talk about what makes our fruit premium. Everything starts at the orchard, where the soil has a rare mineral composition, irrigation is 100% done with pure water, we are constantly analyzing the soil, water and the leaves of the trees, to make sure everything is within the quality standards, besides the way we take care of the orchard during the whole year. In addition, we have a quality control that makes our fruit very special.
First the color, our lychees have a intense red-pinkish color, an interesting fact is that the intense color of our lychees gave rise to the name of the company Red Lychee; the second point is the sweetness of the fruit, we have the fruit with a BRIX of 18 to 22; third is size, that can get to 30mm and size of 24g to 30g each. Lychee is a fruit that has a short storage life and our packaging was planned to prolong the life shelf of the fruit, besides we are investing in researches as the use of Ethylene absorbent sachets.
Now that you already know about what makes our lychees premium, you should know some of the benefits of the fruit. With high water content, the fruit helps with hydration, lychees is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B- complex, it provides manganese, magnesium, copper and iron, high amount of antioxidants, besides the fact that our lychees are sweet it also have a low calorie, containing only 7 calories per fruit.
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