Lychee is a delicious tropical fruit that can be enjoyed year-round. Sometimes spelled litchi or called alligator strawberry, it's a fruit that is native to China, but can grow in some parts of the United States. Fresh lychee can usually be found in Asian markets. Underneath the hard, bumpy husk is tender, white flesh with a sweet strawberry-watermelon flavor that covers an inedible stone, which is the fruit's seed.
Lychee is eaten raw on its own and is an excellent addition to fruit salads, sauces, desserts, and beverages. Before you can eat or cook lychee you'll want tips on selecting and peeling this delicate little fruit.