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Longan Fruit Nutrition facts Health benefits

Longan Fruit

It is packed with lot vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidants. Longan fruit has health advantages. Health benefits are protection from heart attacks, cancer, and anemia. Additionally they are found useful to control blood pressure, reduce  stress, boost  immune system and improve recovery from wounds.

What Is Longan?

The longan fruit is scientifically known as Euphoria longan Lour and Dimocarpus longan Lour. It is a subtropical tree, belonging to the family of soapberry, native to the southern portion of China and Burma. Vietnam, China and Thailand are main longan-producing countries in the world. This unique fruit looks like a grape or berry. The size of longan fruit is about ping pong ball. Longan fruit also known as dragon eye since the place where the pit or even seed is situated looks like an eye. The fruit pulp is taste in sweet and musky it is the part to eat and seed is also consume but rarely, except when it is ground up and used in some herbal tonics, such as for a tea. The taste of pulp is similar to that of lychee fruit, both being the members of same family.

Nutrition Facts Of Longan Fruit:

Longan fruit is a source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidants. Listed below are the nutrition values per 100 grams (3.5 Oz), percentage of RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance).


Thiamine (B1)            (3% of RDA) 0.031 mg

Riboflavin (B2)           (12% of RDA) 0.14 mg

Niacin (B3)                 (2% of RDA) 0.3 mg

Vitamin C                   (101% of RDA) 84 mg


Calcium                      (0% of RDA) 1 mg

Iron                             (1% of RDA) 0.13 mg

Magnesium                (3% of RDA) 10 mg

Manganese                (2% of RDA) 0.052 mg

Phosphorus               (3% of RDA) 21 mg

Potassium                  (6% of RDA) 266 mg

Sodium                      (0% of RDA) 0 mg

Zinc                            (1% of RDA) 0.05 mg

Protein:                     1.31 g

Threonine                  0.034 g

Isoleucine                 0.026 g

Leucine                     0.054 g

Lysine                       0.046 g

Methionine                0.013 g

Phenylalanine          0.030 g

Tyrosine                   0.025 g

Valine                       0.058 g

Arginine                   0.035 g

Histidine                  0.012 g

Alanine                    0.157 g

Aspartic acid           0.126 g

Glutamic acid          0.209 g

Glycine                    0.042 g

Proline                    0.042 g

Serine                     0.048 g

Fat:                         0.1g

Energy:                  251 kJ (60 kcal)

Carbohydrates:    15.14 g

Dietary fiber:        1.1 g

Health Benefits Of Longan Fruit:

Longan gives plenty of health benefits because vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants etc., are abundantly available in it.  A few of health benefits are given below:

  • Protects From Heart Attacks:

Daily consumption of this fruit prevents heart attacks because it contains good amount of magnesium and potassium, which are helpful for normal functioning of the heart.

  • Controls  Blood Pressure:

Magnesium and present in it are required to balance electrolytes in human body. So it helps to control the blood pressure.

Longan fruit is good source of carbohydrates which help to supply energy so that  body can get sufficient stamina and also contains good amount of dietary fiber with low calories which  suppress appetite and enhance metabolism.

  • Relieves From The Stress:

Inclusion of  longan in  regular diet is good option to deal with stress since it consists of certain substances that help in calming the stress.

  • Prevents  Cancer:

Longan fruit contains the Polyphenols which help to remove free radicals for preventing cancer.

  • Good Eye Sight:

Longan fruit has Riboflavin, an important component of Vitamin B complex, which helps to protect from cataract and macular degeneration. Thus, it improves the Eye vision.

  • Enhances Immunity System:

Longan fruit is rich in vitamin C, which helps to boost the immunity system and fights against viruses and bacteria which can cause cold, flu and other infections.

Longan fruit

  • Prevent The Anemia:

It provides the high amount iron and helps in the formation of RBC; also it contains vitamins C that increase the iron absorption in the body. Longan fruits supply with proper amount of red blood cells meaning zero risk of Anemia.

  • Improve Wound Recovery:

Longan contains vitamin C, vitamin B, which are important vitamins to recover from wounds and also prevent the wounds from further infections.

Read and Understand:

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