Longan has a thin rough-to-prickly brown shell that is easy to be removed. Its flesh is grayish-white translucent. In the centre of the juicy flesh, there is a large smooth jet-black seed with a white ovoid characteristic mark. Having a flesh reminiscent of a peeled grape, the flavor is wonderfully sweet and often described as a mysterious tasting blend of musk, spruce and gardenia.
- eat as a fresh fruit or add it into the yoghurt
- made into smoothie and cocktail
- made into jams and dried fruit
- added to dessert recipes, soup and sweet-and-sour dishes