Longan is also known as “Guiyuan”. Its fresh of longan is white and crystal-like, tender and sweet, which is by no means inferior to litchi. Su Dongpo of Song dynasty once wrote in his poem:“longan and litchi are two similar varieties from the same origin. They look as alike as orange and tangerine, and it is difficult to say which one is better.” Besides eating fresh, longan can also be processed into canned fruit or dried Guiyuan or longan pulp which is a good for health.
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