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Pomelo

Can you guess which citrus fruit shares a family resemblance with this round, yellow fruit? If you said grapefruit, you’re absolutely correct! The pomelo has a smooth, yellow-white skin and can reach heights of up to 30 cm. It’s often referred to as the Chinese grapefruit and is gaining popularity due to its wonderfully refreshing flavour. 

Besides the yellow pomelo, we also have the pink variety in our range. Not only the outside is pink, but also the flesh has this beautiful colour. With a sweet and juicy flavour, pink pomelo is a rare gem. Nevertheless, yellow pomelo is the sweetest variety of pomelo.  

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ORIGIN

Pomelo is native to China, Thailand and Malaysia. They grow on trees that can grow up to 15 metres tall. Our pomelos come from China, Vietnam, Israel, South Africa and Thailand. 

TASTE

The flavour of pomelo is quite unique and distinct from other citrus fruits. The flesh of the pomelo is firm and juicy and has a sour, slightly bitter taste. Yet it is sweeter than the flesh of grapefruit. An apple to quench your thirst? At Discovered, we declare pomelo the choice for quenching your thirst with its deliciously refreshing citrus flavour.  

USE AND PREPARATION

Pomelo is usually eaten fresh. The fruit is easy to prepare. Simply peel away the skin and divide the fruit into halves. That’s it! You can now eat it by hand, but also add it to salads, desserts, smoothies, and juices. 

STORAGE ADVICE

Store pomelos outside the fridge, in a cool place. Pomelos will keep for several weeks, but they will become less and less juicy. A cut pomelo or just the flesh can be kept in plastic wrap in the fridge for several days. 

EXOTIC TIP!

Kickstart your day with pomelo for breakfast – it pairs wonderfully with yogurt or cottage cheese, offering a delightful start to your day! 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF POMELO

Pomelo is low in calories and high in nutrients. If you eat a whole pomelo, you almost double the amount of vitamin C for your daily recommended intake! Vitamin C is essential for your health; it helps your immune system. 

ORIGIN

Pomelo is native to China, Thailand and Malaysia. They grow on trees that can grow up to 15 metres tall. Our pomelos come from China, Vietnam, Israel, South Africa and Thailand. 

TASTE

The flavour of pomelo is quite unique and distinct from other citrus fruits. The flesh of the pomelo is firm and juicy and has a sour, slightly bitter taste. Yet it is sweeter than the flesh of grapefruit. An apple to quench your thirst? At Discovered, we declare pomelo the choice for quenching your thirst with its deliciously refreshing citrus flavour.  

USE AND PREPARATION

Pomelo is usually eaten fresh. The fruit is easy to prepare. Simply peel away the skin and divide the fruit into halves. That’s it! You can now eat it by hand, but also add it to salads, desserts, smoothies, and juices. 

STORAGE ADVICE

Store pomelos outside the fridge, in a cool place. Pomelos will keep for several weeks, but they will become less and less juicy. A cut pomelo or just the flesh can be kept in plastic wrap in the fridge for several days. 

EXOTIC TIP!

Kickstart your day with pomelo for breakfast – it pairs wonderfully with yogurt or cottage cheese, offering a delightful start to your day! 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF POMELO

Pomelo is low in calories and high in nutrients. If you eat a whole pomelo, you almost double the amount of vitamin C for your daily recommended intake! Vitamin C is essential for your health; it helps your immune system. 

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Nutritional value

Energy (kcal)43 kcal
Energy (kJ)184 kJ
Fat0,2 g
of which saturates0 g
Carbohydrates9,5 g
of which sugars7,5 g
Fibre1,5 g
Protein0 g
Sodium1 mg
Vitamin C86 mg

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How do you cut a pomelo?
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STEP 3
Take off the thick skin of the pomelo.
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STEP 4
Pull the fruit in half.
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STEP 5
Split the pomelo parts.
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STEP 6
Peel off the white bitter skin.
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Step 5
Divide the pomelo into wedges.
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Step 6
Remove the white, bitter skins.

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