pomelo

Pomelo

Sweet & Juicy

Pomelo

This large citrus fruit with smooth, pale yellow skin is a member of the grapefruit family. The fruit can be anything up to 30 cm in size. The pomelo has a lightly bitter taste but is sweeter than the grapefruit. Pomelo is also known as Chinese grapefruit. It is a wonderfully refreshing fruit that is becoming ever more popular!

ORIGIN

The pomelo originates from China, Thailand and Malaysia, where it grows on trees as much as 15 m high. Our pomelos come from China, Vietnam, Israel, South Africa and Thailand.

TASTE

The pomelo is ripe when the skin is yellow, and is eaten raw. The flesh is firm and juicy and has a tart, slightly bitter flavour but is sweeter than a grapefruit.

Use

The pomelo is eaten raw. You can eat the flesh on its own, but it is also delicious in salads, desserts, smoothies and juices.

STORAGE

Pomelos can be stored in the refrigerator for at least a week.

POMELO TIP!

Try pomelo for breakfast: delicious with yogurt or cottage cheese.

AVAILABILITY POMELO

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Nutritional value

per 100 gr
Energy (kcal) 43 kcal
Energy (kJ) 184 kJ
Carbohydrates 9,5 g
of which sugars 7,5 g
Fat 0,2 g
of which saturates 0 g
Fibre 1,5 g
Protein 0 g
Sodium 1 mg
Vitamin C 86 mg

Growing areas

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TIPS FOR PREPARING POMELO.

HOW DO YOU CUT A POMELO?

Opening a pomelo is quite a job, but definitely worth it! In this video, we explain exactly how to do it.

Step by step

Below, we show the steps again with the help of photos.

Step 1

Cut the top off.

Step 2

Make crosswise incisions through skin, all the way round.

Step 3

Take off the thick skin of the pomelo.

Step 4

Pull the fruit in half.

Step 5

Split the pomelo parts.

Step 6

Peel off the white bitter skin.

FAVOURITE RECIPES WITH POMELO

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