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brown striipe bowl with fresh lychees falling out of it

Peeled Lychee

Valentina K. Wein
Learning how to peel lychee fruit is easy, and this lovely and unique, tropical fruit, native to China, is a delicate, sweet treat.
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack, Ingredient
Cuisine Asain
Servings 2
Calories 65 kcal


  • 1 dozen fresh lychee fruit


  • A ripe lychee should be easy to peel with your fingers. Be very gentle as you carefully remove the thin skin from the fruit. It will likely come off in just a few pieces.
  • Use your fingers to dig into the lychee a bit to remove the pit. It should slide right out.
    You’ll notice a very thin, brownish layer from the pit, that will remain on the the inside of the fruit. Don’t try to remove this — it’s very soft and doesn’t detract from the flavor of the fruit. (If you try to remove it, you’ll loose a lot of juice in the process.)


Calorie count is only an estimate.
Keywords exotic fruit desserts, exotic fruits
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