What You Should Know
The Lichi Super Fruit name is used for supplements and meal replacement shakes sold in the United States and in other countries. There is a Facebook page dedicated to living a Lichi-based lifestyle, but the official name of the fruit is not Lichi, but Lychee. Lichi Super Fruit are native to China and Asia. No trees grow in the United States. The history of the Lichi Super Fruit dates to 2,000 BCE. The fruit is housed inside an inedible skin and surrounds an inedible nut or seed. Fruit is white and contains about 275 calories per 3.5 ounces.
Lichi Super Fruit supplements typically contain more than just lychee fruit. In most cases, the fruit is combined with stimulants and other ingredients to promote weight loss. The fruit as a means of nutrition, is rich in vitamin C and other nutrients, but it contains more than 16 grams of carbohydrates per 3.5 ounce serving.
List of Ingredients
- Lychee Fruit.
Lichi Super Fruit is a relatively small fruit, measuring 2 inches by 1.5 inches. The fruit contains protein, carbohydrates, fat, magnesium and calcium. While the fruit is relatively wholesome, supplements are more commonly consumed than fresh fruit in the United States.
Lichi Super Fruit supplements are available in detox, probiotic, meal replacement and extract forms. The official website offers lychee recipes, fitness routines and online shopping for supplements. While the official Lichi Super Fruit website claims the fruit has a high ORAC value, there is no specific value listed. According to ORAC values we found, fruits like oranges, red grapes and strawberries have a higher ORAC value than lychee fruit.
The Lichi Super Fruit extract sold from the official Lichi Super Fruit contains acai, green tea, resveratrol, white tea and black tea. The supplement contains caffeine, which accounts for the claims of increased metabolism and weight loss. There is no literature supporting the use of lychee berry for weight loss.
- Lichi Super Fruit is a wholesome berry rich in vitamin C.
- Sold online as a diet supplement and extract.
- ORAC value is not listed on the official website.
- Will not increase weight loss as a fruit or extract.
- Many diet supplements containing lychee berry contain stimulants.
- ORAC value is not higher than common fruits like strawberries and red grapes.
The Lichi Super Fruit name is more common than the lychee berry. Supplements are available from the official Lichi Super Fruit website and outside retailers. While the website does offer fitness advice and diet plans, the lychee berry is not associated with weight loss. The main weight loss supplement sold by the company contains proven weight loss ingredients, including green tea and white tea, which is likely more effective than the lychee berry extract.