Depending on the season, we can pick mangoes, bananas and jackfruit right off their trees. We have rows of pineapple plants and plenty of other tropical fruits. At New Life Foundation, we’re always feasting on something. And right now it’s longans.
Longan is known as dragon fruit because, when peeled, the translucent fruit resembles an eyeball with the black seed showing through like a pupil. The hard shell is cracked like a sunflower seed and the sweet fruit inside eaten.
A native of Southeast Asia, the longan is on the list of Near Threatened Species, which is why at New Life we think it’s important we help preserve it.