Longan (Euphoria longana) - a fruit, visually similar and closely related to lychee. It demonstrates wide pro-health effectiveness. It contains many vitamins, including A, D, E and K, therefore it is beneficial to take it with fats in order to maximize the absorption of these vitamins. Moreover, it demonstrates considerable antioxidant properties, thanks to which it decreases the amount of free radicals in the organism.
This fruit is also distinguished by the richness of minerals, such as magnesium, iron or potassium. Probably due to the content of these elements, it is attributed positive influence on the nervous system. Longan is supposed to have calming and antidepressant effect.
This fruit also contains lycopene, the compound famous for its anticancer properties.
Some source also say that longan is a natural aphrodisiac.