Nutrition Value and Health Benefits of Longan Fruit

What are the Longan Fruit Nutrition

Longan Fruit belongs to the Sapindaceae Family. They are closely related to Rambutans and Lychees.

  • The fruit has a leathery but brittle covering
  • Depending on the variety, the seeds are either black or brown
  • It is available as fresh fruit, dried, or canned
  • It is a native of Southeast Asia and is commonly used in food preparations
  • It is nicknamed ‘Dragon Eye’ in China and other areas in Asia because of its translucent flesh and black seed.

Longan Calories

  • 60 Calories/100 Grams of Fresh Meat
  • 285 Calories/100 Grams of Dried Meat

Longan Nutrient Value

100 Grams Fresh Fruit

  • Carbohydrates – 15 grams
  • Protein – 1.3 grams
  • Dietary Fiber – 1.1 grams
  • Water – 83 grams
  • Vitamin B1 – 0.031 mg
  • Vitamin B2 – 0.14 mg
  • Vitamin B3 – 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C – 84 mg
  • Calcium – 1 mg
  • Iron – 0.13 mg
  • Manganese 0.05 mg
  • Magnesium – 10 mg
  • Phosphorous – 21 mg
  • Potassium – 266 mg
  • Zinc – 0.05 mg

100 Grams Dried Longan

  • Carbohydrates – 74 grams
  • Protein – 5 grams
  • Fat – 0.4 grams
  • Water – 17.6 grams
  • Vitamin B1 – 0.04 mg
  • Vitamin B2 – 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin B3 – 1mg
  • Vitamin C – 28 mg
  • Calcium – 45 mg
  • Iron – 5.4 mg
  • Manganese – 0.284 mg
  • Magnesium – 46 mg
  • Phosphorous – 196 mg
  • Potassium – 658 mg
  • Zinc – 0.22 mg

Some of the Health Benefits of Longan Fruit

Some of the health benefit claims associated with longan include the following:

  • Improves wound healing
  • Prevents Cell Damage – may be brought on by antioxidants, which are present in almost any fruit.
  • Improves bone and teeth health – because of the fruits calcium content
  • Improves Iron Absorption – another benefit of calcium
  • Lowers risks of developing certain cancers
  • Improve Muscle Function
  • Reduces Fatigue
  • Supports Healthy Skin
  • Supports Cell Production
  • Improve Nerve Function

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