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Saturday, 30 July 2011 18:17


The Soapberry family is a genus of shrubs and small trees that are native to the warm temperate to tropical regions of Asia, where the fruit pulp has been used to make soap for washing. The most well known member of the family is the Lychee (or Litchi), which is a handsome, dense, round topped tree with smooth, grey brittle trunk and limbs with reddish coloured leaves when young, which turn bright green and shiny as the plant matures. The soapberry fruit is a drupe that has a pinkish red, round to heart shaped, roughly textured rind, which once peeled exposes a sweet, distinctively fragrant, translucent whitish pulp.

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