The binomial name for Longan is Dimocarpus longan. Native to southers Asia, Longan is a tropical member of the Soapberry family. Another tropical Soapberry member comonly associated with Longan is the Lychee. Longan should not be confused with Loganberry, but this happens because the spellings are similar.
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Push to increase longan exports
With plantations yielding nearly 20,000 tonnes of the fruit per year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced its intention to expand longan exports to new countries. According to officials from the Ministry of Agriculture ... Khmer Times [ story ]
A Laotian dessert of sticky black rice porridge with longan
The sticky rice is mixed with longan fruit cooked in coconut milk, salt and sugar. Besa's version makes use of Ominio heirloom rice from Mountain Province. “The longan turns black when blended with the black rice,” Besa said. “The main characteristic ... The Straits Times [ story ]