With its bumpy peelable skin, large pit and juicy meat, the humble lychee is one of the most iconic fruits in Asia.It is also steeped in history. The lychee first appeared in historical records in China in 200BC. Centuries later, Chinese leaders during the Tang dynasty (618 to 907) organised a horse relay system to deliver the fruits from southwest China to the imperial courts.In Guangzhou, a lychee tree thought to be over 1,000 years old consistently bears fruit to this day.However, despite…

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