Monday, 10 October 2011


Pomelo is the biggest of all the citrus fruit; it is native to Southeast Asian countries. Pomelo can grow as large as 30cm in diameter and weigh up to 25 pounds. The pulp color varies from pale yellow to pink and red. The rind is very thick but soft and easy to peel away. Pommel has sweet and sour tastes but the membranes of the segments are bitter and usually discarded.

light yellow variety of pomelo

Nutrient per 100 g:

Vitamin C: 44.8 mg
Vitamin B1: 0.03 mg
Vitamin B2: 0.03 mg
Beta Carotene 200 ug
Calcium 14.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Protein 0.7 g
Fat 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 10.4 g
Energy: 44.0 Kcal
Water: 88.0 g
Health Benefits:

The rind of pomelo contains a high amount of bioflavonoid. The bioflavonoid in pomelo was discovered to even stop cancer cells from spreading in breast cancer patients by ridding the body of excess estrogen.
Even if the juice of pomelo has an acid taste, its juice actually has an alkaline reaction after digestion. It is therefore beneficial in the digestive system.
Pomelo has pectin which is effective in reducing the accumulation of arterial deposits.
The high content of vitamin C helps to strengthen and maintain the elasticity of arteries.
Pomelo can aid in the weight loss process, because the fat burning enzyme in pomelo can help to absorb and reduce the starch and sugar in the body.
Pomelo can even help in cases of fatigue, diabetes, fever, insomnia, sore throat, stomach and pancreatic cancer

red variety of pomelo
Uses: Pomelo fruit is eaten fresh or is use to make juice. The pulp can be use to make salads and the peel is used to make candies and in Chinese cooking, citrus peel is often used for flavoring, especially in sweet soup desserts.


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