LATIN NAME: Lychee Chinensis.
CHINESE NAME: LI ZHI HE.
COMMON NAMES: Lychee, liechee, litchi, liche, lizhi or li zhi, or lichee.
ORIGIN: originates from Guangdong and Fujian provinces of China
HABITAT: Lychee grow well in subtropical climate with dry, relatively cool winters, and do not bear fruit in a more humid equatorial climate. Prefers well hydrated fertile soil.
Lychee is an evergreen tree 10-30 m high (usually up to 15 m) with spreading crown. Leaves are compound, paripinnate, consist of four to eight leaflets. The leaf blade is smooth-margin, glistening on top, dark green, and below is grayish green. Flowers are without petals, with a yellowish or greenish calyx, are collected in lush umbellate inflorescences up to 70 cm long. Fruits are oval, 2.5-4 cm long. Their rind is red, covered with numerous acuminate tips. Light jelly pulp easily separates from the peel, has a sweet taste with a slight wine tinge.
Lychee contains a lot of carbohydrates, pectin, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. However, the main thing is a very high content of nicotinic acid - vitamin PP, which actively prevents the development of atherosclerosis.
LYCHEE COOKIES RECIPE:
- 480 gr flour
- 180 gr sugar
- 150 gr margarine
- 4 pcs eggs
- 1 egg for greasing
- 1/4 tsp soda
- 1 can of Lychee
Step 1: Shake up a mixture from soft margarine with sugar.
Step 2: Add 4 eggs one by one, shaking up.
Step 3: Add the sifted flour with soda.
Step 4: Knead the dough.
Step 5: Roll out the dough of 3-4 mm and cut into squares. Put the Lychee in the middle of each square and pinch the ends, forming balls.
Step 6: Put the balls on a baking sheet in the form of a grape bunch and grease with a beaten egg.
Step 7: Bake for 10-15 minutes in a preheated to 230-250 degrees oven until golden brown.
Enjoy your meal!
“The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit”
Saint Teresa of Avila
*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.