Originating from China, many classify longan as a close relative to litchi. Its sweet, almost translucent flesh is prized for its fresh sweetness which softens into a long, almost caramel like aftertaste. In Thailand, longan is often eaten with glutinous rice and coconut milk, or crushed ice, but can be enjoyed alone as well.
Longan is called a super fruit because it contains glucose, sucrose, and proteins, along with iron. It is known to help increase energy and reduce fatigue.
Longan season runs from June to March of the following year