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Longan Fruit

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Benefits of including Longan in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Longan. Health Benefits
Anti-inflammatory properties, Healthy mucus membrane, prevents oral cavity cancer, Prevents anemia, Prevents cases of morning sickness, Prevents lung cancer, Skin rejuvenation, Treatment of colonic diseases and Anti depressant
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Other General benefits of consuming Longan. General Benefits
Anti oxidant properties, Anti-inflammatory properties, Digestive aid, Gives you energy and Suppresses Arthritis
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Benefits of Longan for skin. Skin Benefits
Reduces wrinkles and Skin rejuvenation
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Benefits of Longan for hair. Hair Benefits
Not Available
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Longan Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Longan fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Itching, Swelling Of Mouth, Tongue Or Lips and Tingling Sensation In Mouth
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Undesirable effects of Longan on body. Side Effects
Mouth Irritation and Weight Gain
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It tells you whether Longan is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Longan is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Longan is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Longan. Best Time to Eat
As a snack in the late afternoon
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Longan is the amount for which the nutrients present in Longan are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
15.00 g
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
1.10 g
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
1.30 g
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17
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.09
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17
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
0.00 mcg
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.04 mg
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.50 mg
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
1.00 mg
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.30 mg
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12
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.00 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
0.00 mcg
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
28.00 mg
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.40 g
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
266.00 mg
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
0.13 mg
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50
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
0.00 mg
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
1.00 mg
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
10.00 mg
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.05 mg
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28
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
12.00 mg
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.10 mg
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
0.60 mcg
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
0.00 mg
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
0.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
78.00 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.50 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Longan is the amount for which the calories present in Longan are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
83.00 kcal
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
Not Available
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
Not Available
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
Not Available
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
Not Available
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Calorie count of different Longan items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Longan juice. Calories in Juice
50.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Longan Pie. Calories in Pie
109.00 kcal
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Features of Longan that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Longan belongs! Type
Tree Fruit, Tropical
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Time of the year when Longan is available. Season
Mid To Late Summer
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Different types of Longan. Varieties
Chompoo Longan, Kohala Seedling, Haew, Edau and Biew Kiew
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Longan is found. Color
Rusty Brown
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
Yellowish Brown
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External appearance of Longan. Shape
Round
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How Longan feels in your mouth! Texture
Fleshy
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Taste of Longan. Taste
Sweetish
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Longan. Origin
Mexico
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Longan Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Longan. Soil Type
Well-Drained
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
5-7
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Longan. Climatic Conditions
Sunny, Warm and Without Frosts
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Interesting facts about Longan. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Longan. Facts about Longan
  • Longan is also called as "Dragon's eye" in China as it gives an impression of an eyeball.
  • Longan seeds can be used to absorb the venom after the snake bite and they also help to stop bleeding.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Longan or not. Longan In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Longan. Wine
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Use of Longan in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Longan or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Longan or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Longan. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Longan. Top Producer
Thailand
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Other countries that are known producers of Longan. Other Countries
Australia, Combodia, Taiwan, United States Of America and Vietnam
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Country which imports Longan on a large scale. Top Importer
China
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Country which exports Longan on largest scale Top Exporter
Thailand
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Longan. Botanical Name
Dimocarpus longan
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The alternate name of Longan. Synonym
Dragon eye
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Viridiplantae
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Tracheophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Magnoliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Rosidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Sapindales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Sapindaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Dimocarpus
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
D. longan
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Generic group of Longan. Generic Group
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What are the General Benefits of Longan?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Longan Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Longan? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: anti-inflammatory properties, healthy mucus membrane, prevents oral cavity cancer, prevents anemia, prevents cases of morning sickness, prevents lung cancer, skin rejuvenation, treatment of colonic diseases and anti depressant. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: not available. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are mouth irritation and weight gain. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Longan fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Longan

It is important to know the nutrition details of Longan to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Longan fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: 83.00 kcal and calories in frozen fruit are Not Available. Thus, we can say that Longan belongs to Low Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Longan jam is Not Available. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Longan are 15.00 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 1.10 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Longan in 28.00 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 266.00 mg and 1.00 mg.

Longan Taxonomy

Longan taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Longan fruit (Dimocarpus longan) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Longan as it is a combination of genus (Dimocarpus) and species (D. longan). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Longan is Sapindaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Longan

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Longan that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Longan Facts are:

  • Longan is also called as "Dragon's eye" in China as it gives an impression of an eyeball.
  • Longan seeds can be used to absorb the venom after the snake bite and they also help to stop bleeding.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Chompoo Longan, Kohala Seedling, Haew, Edau and Biew Kiew. It is not available in seedless variety.