The history of the beloved lychee stretches back thousands of years, but its origins were a mystery. Photo: Getty Images
The history of the beloved lychee stretches back thousands of years, but its origins were a mystery. Photo: Getty Images

From Yunnan to a luxury for emperors: Scientists track down the history of the beloved lychee

  • A team of global scientists sequenced the DNA of various lychee plants to create a genetic history of the fruit
  • They believe the first plants grew in Yunnan province and spread across China via the Xijiang River

Topic |   Food and Drinks
The history of the beloved lychee stretches back thousands of years, but its origins were a mystery. Photo: Getty Images
The history of the beloved lychee stretches back thousands of years, but its origins were a mystery. Photo: Getty Images
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