We bought some longan from the T&T Supermarket last weekend. It has been a long time since we bought fresh ones. We normally have longans in cans with syrup. Our boys like that.
The longan costs $1.99 per pound. The pack below costs $5.33. Longans are grown on trees native to South East Asia from South China to Indonesia.
Surprisingly the longans actually smells like longan … you know, normally, you don’t smell anything until they are peeled of their skin but these does.
They are round with a thin, brown-coloured inedible shell. The flesh of the fruit, which surrounds a big, black seed, is white, soft, and juicy.
The word longan literally means “dragon eyes”.
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mmmmmmm..yummy…i love them but never knew their name or where one could buy them.
Hi Ben – Growing up a good friend of mine had a longan tree in the front yard, and a lychee tree in the back. Didn’t know how lucky we were…..
I love eating those in the summer!
Hi Zee, got a better deal today at Langley Farm Market; 99cents per pound.
Hi Kirk: Wow, you guys are lucky. Personally, I would love to have a cherry tree in my home!
Hi Sally: You’re in AB right? Can you just as easily buy longans there?