Longan is a tropical fruit native to Southern Asia.
Longan have a brown bark-like shell, sweet white translucent flesh with a small round black seed and grow in bunches on trees.
In China, the visual of the white flesh and black seed is the reason why longan are also called dragon eyes.
Longan are used in Chinese medicine as a remedy for a number of ailments, for healthier skin and to calm the mind and body.
Longan are part of the soapberry family, which also includes Lychee and Rambutan.