Lychee is super water-rich fruit as it has 81% water, meaning it belongs to low-calorie fruit. It has lots of health benefits; let's check it.
Lychees are mostly produced in China (statics from 2018). The lychee's scientific name is 'Litchi chinensis'. It is used commercially for making pickles and wines.
Lychee Nutrition Facts
Here below table shows the lychee nutrition facts 100g. Calories from Fat 0 * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
About 100 grams of lychee has 66 Kcals, 0 grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein.
There is no cholesterol or trans fat in the lychee. It holds just 1 mg of sodium.
Calories from Fat 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
100 grams of lychee has 66 Kcals(276 kJ). It is low-calorie food because it includes 81% water. Most of the calories come from carbohydrates.
A 100-gram of lychee has 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 15 grams of natural sugar. In 100 grams of lychee, Net carbs(Total Carbs-Fiber) should be 16 grams.
Lychee doesn't contain fat(or contains less than 0.5g).
100 grams of lychee contains 1 gram of protein.
The glycemic index of lychee is 50. It holds a medium glycemic index.
Vitamins And Minerals In Lychee
100 grams of lychee can provide Vitamin C(79%), Vitamin A(0%), Vitamin E(1%) and Vitamin K(0%) of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances).
Vitamin C enhances immunity; Vitamin A helps your heart, lungs, and other organs to work properly; Vitamin E keeps healthy skin and eyes; and Vitamin K is necessary for blood clotting and healthy bones.
Lychee also has an adequate amount of B vitamins. 100 grams of lychee can have Vitamin B1(thiamin) 1%, Vitamin B2(riboflavin) 5%, Vitamin B3(niacin) 4%, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 8%, and Vitamin B9(folate) 4% of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances). These vitamins require for digestion and proper nerve function.
Minerals are also needed for the body's health. Let's check its portion value.
100 grams of lychee have Calcium 0%, Phosphorus 1%, Potassium 9%, Iron 2%, Magnesium 2%, Zinc 1%, Copper 16%, and Manganese 0% of your RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances).
Calcium helps our bones; Phosphorus plays a vital role in inventing DNA and RNA; Potassium commands fluid balance; Iron lowers tiredness and fatigue; Magnesium keeps muscle, nerve function, and energy production.
Zinc plays a significant role in building proteins; Copper makes red blood cells; Manganese supports the body in creating connective tissue, bones, and blood clotting factors.
Lychee benefits for skin:
Lychee holds a high amount of Vitamin C. Vitamin C reduces skin aging, acne, and pimples. It also enhances immunity power. 100 grams of lychee has 71.5 grams of Vitamin C, 79% of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances).
Helps in weight loss:
Low-calorie foods help a lot in the weight loss or fat loss process. Lychee holds very low calories. 100 grams of lychee has just 66 Kcals.
Lychee is so tasty that it is used in drinks, juices, ice cream, and smoothies to add taste. It is used commercially for making chocolates, jelly, and beverages.
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ):
The right time to eat lychee is in the morning or between meals but before sunset.
Indeed, it has a high amount of sugar, but all sugar has its natural sugar, which had so many benefits also.
Litchi has hot nature, according to Ayurveda.
Litchi is high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C reduces skin aging, acne, and pimples.