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Kitchen Dictionary: longan

Pronounced: LONG-uhn

The fruit of an evergreen tree native to southeast Asia. Longans are small (1 inch diameter) and round with a thin brown shell and a large black seed. The pulp is white, soft and juicy and has a delicate, sweet taste. Longans can be eaten as a snack or used in Asian soups, sweet-and-sour dishes and desserts. Available fresh in Asian markets from July to August.

plural: longans

Ethnicity: Southeast Asia Ingredient

Season: available year-round

How to select: Available fresh, dried and canned.

How to store: Refrigerate fresh fruit in a plastic bag up to three weeks.

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 fruit without refuse
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 1
Calories from Fat 0 (1%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g %
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.5g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g 0%

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