Thursday, 16 August 2012

Longan Fruit And Health Benefits

The longan fruit derives its name from the Chinese who refer to the fruit as "dragon's eyes". Southeast Asians however refer to them as "mata kuching" or cat's eyes.

The longan is sweet and the dried version of this fruit is used for cooking in many Chinese recipes and also as desserts.

Longan has a good amount of vitamins B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin) and C. Longan also has a lot of minerals like iron, potassium, copper, manganese and magnesium.

Besides maintaining general health and boosting the immune system, longan is best known for relaxing the nervous system. It is good for treating insomnia.

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