All eyes on Longan trees! Longan is Mandarin for “dragon's eye,” and is commonly known as dragon eye fruit. When freshly peeled, the fruits look like fleshy, translucent eyeballs!
Longan fruit is high in Vitamin C and Vitamin B. Longans also have high levels of polyphenols. Polyphenolic compounds like gallic acid help to eliminate stress-causing free radicals and toxic intermediates. Both the Longan fruit and the seed are used in traditional Chinese medicine.