Frieda's Specialty Produce - Lychee


What is a Lychee?

  • Also known as “Lychee Nuts,” these small, unmistakably sweet fruit have rough, bumpy rinds that vary from red to pale-green blush. Inside, lychees have a perfumy, juicy grape-like flesh that surrounds a single large seed.

How to Eat

  • Peel and enjoy alone or add to fruit salads, desserts or chicken and fish dishes. The seed is not edible.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose fruits with in-tact skin and no leaks.

How to Store

  • Keep refrigerated in a plastic bag and use within 2 weeks.

When are they in season?

  • June through September

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Mexico, Guatemala, and China


Lemon Mousse Pudding with Lychees

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup water 3 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup lemon juice Grated peel of 1 lemon 24 Fresh Frieda’s Lychees 1 cup heavy whipping cream Fresh mint … Continue reading

Gingered Mandarin Lychees

Gingered Mandarin Lychees Ingredients: 1 pound Lychees 1  11-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, minced Fresh Mint (optional) Steps: With a paring knife, peel and seed lychees, and add … Continue reading