FRESH ORGANIC POMELO

HKD 200

Preparation Tips

Pomelo is a popular accompaniment to many Asian meals, and is particularly common in desserts department. It is often drizzled in syrup, dipped in a salty broth, or used to top cakes and other confections; of course, it is also widely consumed on its own as a snack.

 

Nutritional Information


Like most members of the citrus family, POMELO is very high in vitamin C. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, and is typically very low in sugar — which contributes to a generally low calorie count. The fruit also contains small amounts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, all of which are essential to good health.

Store it

Kept  in a cool, dark place

POMELO - Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis, also known as shaddock, pomelo, pummelo, pommelo, or lusho fruit, is a crisp citrus fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. It is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet flesh and very thick rind pith. It is the largest citrus fruit, 15–25 centimetres  in diameter, and usually weighing 1–2 kilograms.


Pomelo is a large citrus fruit that grows throughout Southeast Asia and many islands of the South Pacific. Most popular in Asian cultures and cuisines it is probably best known in the West as one of the “parents” of the more common grapefruit: grapefruits are a hybrid made by crossing a pomelo with an orange.

The fruit is easily identifiable by its large pear shape and light green colour. As any citrus does, it grows on trees , but requires mature branches to sustain its large size.

The rind is quite thick, but the fruit within is segmented like an orange or lemon and carries a pale pink color when fully ripe. The pith that surrounds the segments is generally considered too bitter to consume, though the fruit itself is often quite sweet. It can be sliced or broken into segments, and is usually eaten raw.

Ancient alternative medical practices suggest that the fruit may have been used to calm seizures and coughs, and parts of the plant are still used for these purposes today. In some parts of Brazil, for instance, it is common for pharmacists to mix the bark and sap of the pomelo tree to make a thick cough syrup. Medical professionals in some Asian provinces may also apply a preparation of the tree’s wide leaves to skin swellings to cure rashes and ulcers.

The plant also carries a number of cosmetic uses. In Vietnam, people frequently gather the blooms of the pomelo to make perfume. The juices and essential oils from the fruit itself can also be added to soaps and lotions, and the seeds are often ground into a skin-cleansing exfoliating scrub.

 

Medical Precautions


Pomelo’s relationship to the grapefruit can have serious medical consequences for anyone taking prescription drugs that have negative interactions with grapefruit. 

Interactions are most common in medications containing carbamazepine, which is used to treat seizures and manic depression, however anyone who is concerned about a possible negative effect with any medication should talk to a medical professional.