Health Benefits of
Eating Pomelo Fruit
Prevent CancerThe rind of pomelo is rich in bioflavonoid. Studies have shown
that bioflavonoid in the fruit eliminates extra estrogen in the
body and halts breast cancer cells from spreading. Pomelo rind
is commonly used in Chinese cooking to add flavor to dishes.
Fight Cold and FluPummelo is an excellent source of vitamin C, supplying 193% of
RDA. This potent antioxidant vitamin helps improve the body's
immune system to protect you from common cold and influenza.
Assist in Weight LossPommelo contains loads of dietary fiber. Foods high in dietary
fiber make you feel full longer and require more chewing time,
thereby able to reduce the intake of food. The fat burning
enzyme in the fruit also promotes food absorption and lowers the
starch and sugar in the body.
Reduce Blood Pressure LevelsLike banana, avocado and guava, pomelo has a good amount of
potassium. This essential mineral plays an important role to
regulate blood pressure levels and therefore beneficial to
people with hypertension.
Get Rid of Arterial DepositsAbundant with pectin,
pummelo juice is capable of clearing the
arterial deposits accumulated in the body, thereby reducing the
Constipation AidsPommelo is full of dietary fiber, a vital compound that is useful
to promote regular bowel movements, effectively protect you
against hemorrhoids and lower the risk of colon cancer.
Alkalize the BodyResearch has shown that an alkaline body is less prone to
getting various common diseases. Like lemon, pomelo juice has an
alkaline effect after digested, thereby having therapeutic value
to your body.
Other Health PropertiesAccording to an article published in Asian Age, pomelo fruit is
able to cure fever, treat coughs, relieve sore throats and is a
natural remedy for insomnia.
Facts about Pomelo Fruit
The pomelo (scientific name Citrus maxima or Citrus grandisis) is
the largest among citrus fruits. It is cultivated across Malaysia,
Fiji, New Guinea, Tahiti and other Asian countries. The fruit is
sometimes known as pummelo, pommelo, jabong or shaddock.
Pomelo fruit is bigger than a grapefruit, has a thick skin and the
pulp is sweet. Actually, the grapefruit is the natural hybrid of
the orange and pomelo, while the tangelo is the hybrid of the
tangerine and pomelo. Pomelo fruit has the shape of a pear and can
grow to 30 cm in diameter and weigh up to 10 kg.
When fully ripe, the rind of pomelo fruit turns yellowish green and
the flesh becomes mild pink. Pomelo trees grow well in tropical
regions. However, some of them also grow pretty successfully in the
milder climates, such as in California, San Diego and Florida.
Pomelo Nutrition Facts and Calories
of 1 cup (190 g) Raw Pomelo (Sectioned)
Pomelo Salad Recipe
1 pomelo fruit, peeled, skinned and pulp removed
2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1 bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 shallots, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons honey
2 stalks scallions, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- Combine all the dressing ingredients, mix well and put aside.
- In a bowl, combine the pomelo pulp, bell peppers, shallots and
- Pour the dressing over, garnish with cilantro and serve.
Pomelo Side Effects
Pomelos may interact with certain medicines. If you are on
medications and would like to take pomelo, consult your doctor.
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