2019 Hung Yen longan week opens in Ha Noi
Longan lovers will be treated to speciality fruit of Hung Yen Province – long (cage) longan – during the 2019 Hung Yen longan and agricultural products week, which opened on Friday at Big C Thang Long in Ha Noi.
Longan is a tropical fruit which is rich in nutrients. There are many varieties of longan nationwide but Hung Yen’s long longan, known as the fruit of the kings, is the most famous for its thick pulp and very sweet taste.
According to Dang Ngoc Quynh, vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Hung Yen’s long longan was ranked 13th in the top 50 famous fruits of Viet Nam and was registered with a national trademark and geographical indication.
Hung Yen’s longan will be sold at 17 Big C supermarkets in the North until August 15. The longan is stamped with geographical indication and planted in accordance with VietGap standards in the districts of Khoai Chau, Kim Dong, Tien Lu, Phu Cu and Hung Yen City.