Longan is a tropical fruit native to Asia. Longan has an edible white-fleshed and is similar to its relative, the lychee, with large amounts of vitamin C. The flesh of longan fruit has a musky, sweet taste, which can be compared to the flavor of lychee fruit. Longan is commonly sold fresh, dried, or canned in syrup.
Like a lychee, longan fruit can be eaten raw after peeling off the skin. You can make delicious smoothies, ice creams and desserts that are flavored with longan.