The “Yu Her Pau Lychee” has large fruit, thick flesh and a small pit. It is in the legend that this lychee variety has won the smile of the Emperor’s favorite concubine. Therefore, Yu Her Pau lychee is also know as the “Smile of the Concubine”. Often referred to as the “Queen of Fruits”.The annual harvest season of Yu Her Pau Lychee only last a short 4 weeks between mid-May to mid-June, hence the rarity and high prices.
Taste and Texture
The fresh fruit has a "delicate, whitish pulp" with a floral smell and a fragrant, sweet flavor. Since this perfume-like flavor is lost in the process of canning, the fruit is usually eaten fresh to fully experience the sweet and slightly sour flavor, firm, tender, and faintly crisp texture.
Choose lychees with red shells that are heavy for their size. Brown patches indicate sweeter fruit.
Health Benefits of Lychee
Low in fat, cholesterol free, sodium free, excellent source of vitamin C.
Increase Immunity, Protects from Free radicals, Increase Blood formation, Increase Metabolism and Promotes healthy weight loss, Prevent Early Aging, Prevent High blood pressure, Protection from Arthritis, Protect from Asthma, Improve cardiovascular health.