Yum! Longans are in season!!
Very similar to the lychee, longans have a firm shell that is easy to peel. Inside is a translucent fruit surrounding a large seed. Longans are milder than lychees, very sweet and very juicy. Again, like lychee, I like longans straight out of the fridge super chilled. So good!
Apparently in Chinese herb therapy, longans are suppose to have a relaxation effect. I'm thinking I should keep some on hand at all times!
When I first discovered these at a farmers market in Hana years ago I was told they were called "Dragon's Eyes". I'm sure you can see why!
Be back soon!