Pomelo, also spelled as pummelo, is a fruit that belongs to the family Rutaceae. It is considered the principal ancestor of the grapefruit.
Its scientific name is Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis and is described as a non-hybrid, citrus fruit that is usually found in Southeast Asia.
It has green or yellow flesh and a thick, pale rind that can grow to the size of a cantaloupe or larger.
Pomelo tastes similar to grapefruit, but it is sweeter. It also contains several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
This type of pomelo is of Israeli variety.
Compared to others, it is huge fruit with an extremely thicker peeling, sweet pulp, and an exclusive odor.
White pomelo is usually offered as treat for indigestion and is more prominent between mid-October and May, except for Malaysia that peaks at August.
Compared to the white one, the red pomelo has softer and thinner skin.
Moreover, the red pomelo is good, tangy, and sour, with pink pulp and compacted design. It is. It is mostly found in Malaysia with its peak season in September to January.
Perhaps the most common type of pomelo, the pink pomelo has numerous seeds with a dsitinctive so sweet and juicy flavor.
In some cases, it can also be used as a remedy for stomach or even intestinal worms.
Pomelo is an excellent source of vitamin C.
Approximately, one peeled pomelo or about 21 ounces or 610 grams has the following:
It is also rich in other vitamins and minerals, including potassium that regulates fluid balance and blood pressure.
One pomelo offers 6 grams of fiber making it an excellent way to help you meet your fiber needs.
It has insoluble fiber that is useful in preventing constipation. It is also a source of healthy bacteria in your gut.
Aside from this, pomelo has mproved bone density may aid in long-term weight maintenance.
Pomelo may help you lose weight.
This is because pomelo contains protein and fiber which can help in making you full for longer.
Pomelo is very easy to add in any diet. It is almost available everywhere and can be prepared without any problem.
It is also believed that pomelo may help kill cancer cells and prevent it from spreading.
Still, only limited number of studies proves this so it is still best to consult a doctor.
Pomelo may also have antibacterial and antifungal properties, though most of the research on these effects has used essential oils made from pomelo peel.
At the same time, pomelo essential oils are believed to have the same properties. But still, more research is needed to prove these claims.