What is Pomelo? Pomelo or Chinese grapefruit is the largest of citrus fruits. It can weigh up to nine kilos and has a soft outer skin which makes it easy to peel. The taste is a cross between a sweet orange and a grapefruit. The pulp of the pomelo varies in colour from a pale yellow to orange, to a bright red.
The pomelo is a native of China but is now found growing across South East Asia, the United State and India.
As you know, fruits and veg have numerous health benefits, but this fruit checks so many tick boxes – it’s unbelievable!
1. Prevents Urinary Tract Infections
2. Promotes Healing
3. Keeps Gums Healthy
4. Promotes a Healthy Heart
5. Prevents Anemia
6. Prevents Colds and Flu
7. Fights Cancer
8. Keeps Aging at bay
9. Aids in Weight Loss
10. Prevents Osteoporosis
11. Helps Digestion
12. Prevents Muscle Cramps
13. Speeds Wound Recovery
14. Checks Blood Pressure
15. Cleanses Arteries
As with other citrus fruits, the pomelo is rich in vitamin C. It also contains vitamin A (beta-carotene), essential for maintaining a healthy skin and for growth.
Pomelo contains vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and B2 (Riboflavin). It also contains potassium a mineral involved with maintaining a healthy heart besides other organs. Over and above, this fruit is a good source of folic acid, healthy fats, protein and fibre.
In other words, it packs a punch!
Pomelo In Recipes
I like using fresh fruit in my salads and citrus add a nice tangy taste, especially with fish. I ran a quick search for a recipe using pomelo and came across this interesting Thai Salmon and Pomelo Salad which I intend trying out tonight.
By the way, in Malta you can get pomelo fruit from the big supermarkets.
Try this recipe and leave your comments. Sharing is caring; please share any pomelo recipes you come across.
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