Pomelo Fruit

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Pomelo Fruit

The pomelo scientific name Citrus Maxima blong to family Rutaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. The Pomelo is the largest among citrus fruits.The white or red juicy flesh color is sweet sour flavor, mild of grape fruit. Each flesh consists of 9 to 14 segment.The greenish to yellowish rind is thick with diameter from 15 to 25cm and weighing 1 to 3kg. Some counties called the fruis as Jabong,Lusho fruit,pompelmous, papanas, Thai grapefruit, shaddock, pummelo , chinese grape fruit and Pampaleone.

Varieties of Pomelo

In Malaysia, there are three varieties of pomelo, white, red and pink flesh. Where the red/pink varieties are sweeter then the white variety. The fruit is big and contained numerous seeds and covered by thick skin. It is shape round or oval shape with smooth to pebbly rind texture. Some varieties in Malaysia such as P051, P052, Limau Bali and Limau Wangkang.


How the Pomelo Plant look?

The Pomelo easily arise at teamperature between 27 to 32 degree Celsius. The plant can grown as high as 15 meters. The fruit are usually seedless. Normally the plant bears flower four times yearly and can harvest after 7 to 11 months. The flowers are yellowish white and can grow to wide 2.5cm. The dark green shiny leaves widely 2 to 12 cm. In Malaysia, pomelo planted widely in Johor ( largest), Perak, Kedah, Melaka and Kelantan.

Pomelo Product/Recipes

Th pomelo fruit is eaten raw or process to some of below product:
1. Pomelo Sorbet
2. Pomelo Jam
3. Pomelo Salad
4. Orange and Pomelo Curd
5. Mango Pomelo Sago soup

Benefits of Pomelo Fruit to Body

Malaysian always eat pomelo fruit as flesh. Malaysian Chinese and Malay make various medicament from rind, leaves, flowers even thought from seeds. It is believed can help on abdominal pain, cough, vomiting, swelling and ulcers. The fruit is benefits to body. Below is the nutritional of the fruit:

Nutritional per 100gram

Carbohydrate 10.4g
Calcium 14.0mg
Beta Carotena 200ug
Iron 0.6mg
Energy 44Kcal
Water 88.0g
Protein 0.7g
Vitamin B1 0.03g
Bitamin B2 0.03g
Vitamin C 44.8g


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