- Lychees are primarily composed of water and carbs, most of which are sugars. Compared to many other fruits, they’re low in fiber. They’re also high in vitamin C and offer decent amounts of copper and potassium.
- Like most fruits and vegetables, lychees are a good source of antioxidants and other healthy plant compounds. These include epicatechin and rutin. Fresh lychees don’t contain any Oligonol, as is often claimed.
- The health effects of lychees have not been studied directly. However, they contain several nutrients and antioxidants that are important for health.
- Though lychees have been associated with brain inflammation in parts of Asia, it’s uncertain that they’re the culprit. Eating lychees in moderation should be safe for most people.