How to store lychee


Ripe fresh lychee, if it has just been picked, will be stored for up to 10 days even at room temperature – the dense peel allows, and the berry will be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. But the berry will keep its maximum freshness for 5 days, so it is best to eat the berry during this period. In this blog, we will discuss how to store Lychee for a long time.

How to store lychee

Lychee is a very tasty berry that is becoming more and more popular in the USA. In order for it not to lose its taste, you need to store it correctly:

  • A berry at home can deteriorate as early as the third day, so it should be stored at room temperature only if it is eaten in the next couple of days.
  • In order for the shelf life of lychee to be longer (at least ten days), it is necessary to ensure the room temperature is from 0 to 1 degrees. Air humidity also affects the shelf life, so it should not exceed 95% and be around 90%.
  • To increase the shelf life, you can put the lychee in a plastic-type package and send it to the refrigerator. The berry can be stored like this for a whole week, but it will become noticeably less sweet.
  • If the berry needs to be stored around a month, then you need to peel it and place it in the freezer, after freezing it thoroughly.

Litchi storage errors

  1. Do not peel the lychee – the dense skin protects the berry from bacteria and moisture loss.
  2. Don’t put the lychee in a bag – it’s better to just wrap it in paper and store it in a vegetable drawer or winter refrigerator.
  3. Do not allow the peel to darken – this indicates that the berry has practically lost its beneficial properties and decay processes have begun. Such berries are suitable only for compotes and jams.
  4. Choose the right lychee – brown overripe, and greenish – unripe.


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