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lychee or litchi

Lychee fruits at a market in West Bengal, India. Photo taken in June 2022.

During the holidays, French supermarkets inevitably offer an array of exotic fruit that you rarely see the rest of the year, along with all the holiday treats. Bins of fresh letchis (lychees) are part of the show, but increasingly they have become available at other times as well. They grow in La Réunion and Martinique.

Fruit and nuts

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Billjones94