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Is pulpy fruit related to lychee?

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This tropical tree is indigenous to Malaysia, northern Vietnam, and South China. The tree has been brought to South and Southeast Asia.

Records of cultivation date back to the eleventh century in China. The world’s largest producer of lychees is China, followed by Madagascar, South Africa, Vietnam, India, and other nations in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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The French scientist Pierre Sonnerat named and described it in his 1782 publication “Voyage aux Indes Orientales et à la Chine, fait depuis 1774 jusqu’à 1781” (translation: “Voyage to the East Indies and China, made between 1774 and 1781”).

Is pulpy fruit related to lychee?

The stringy substance found in the fruit’s endocarp is called pulp in citrus fruits. The fruit’s juice is contained in the pulp. Fruit juice pulp is often eliminated by filtering it away.
The mamoncillo belongs to the same family as soapberries, the Sapindaceae, which also includes lychees, rambutans, and longans.

Lychee honey is produced by bees that live close to lychee trees and has a delicate floral flavor similar to the fruits.

 

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