The pomelo is a citrus fruit which is native to Southeast Asia and a member of the Rutaceae family.

 

Being the largest citrus fruit, the pomelo measures between 10 to 30 centimetres in diameter, and can weigh up to 3 kilograms.

 

Pomelo skin colour ranges from light green to yellow, with a thick core that protects its flesh. The flesh of the pomelo also ranges from white to rose-red in colour. The pomelo has a taste similar to the sharpness of grapefruit, but with the sweetness of the orange.

 

The grapefruit is actually a hybrid of pomelo and orange fruits.

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Abundant in vitamin C antioxidants which aids in the healing process of wounds and rids the body of harmful free radicals. (1)

 

  • The skin is particularly abundant with antioxidant flavonoids which increase cardiovascular and immune functions. (2)

 

  • Pomelo contains high amounts of fibre, in the form of pectin, which helps in regulating the digestive system and smooth bowel movement in the digestive tract. (3)

 

  • Pomelo contains good levels of potassium which help release hypertension in blood and promotes healthy blood circulation around the body. (4)

 

  • Pomelo has fat-burning enzymes that can help decrease the amount of sugar and starch in the body as well as decrease hunger pains. (5)

 

Pomelo Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 38
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10 g 3%
Dietary Fibre 1 g 4%
Sugar
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 102%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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