Have you tried pomelo yet? – Svet24.si

Have you ever tried pomelo or just flirted with it in the store? It is considered a lesser-known citrus, which is distinguished by many healing effects. Proven to lower cholesterol and speed up digestion.

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Due to its high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pomelo is also useful in strengthening the immune system. It has been proven to reduce stress, overcome colds and soothe coughs.

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Pomelo is a slightly larger fruit, more similar to a pear and is the largest among citrus, as it can reach a weight of up to ten kilograms, and its diameter even up to 30 centimeters. Pomelo came to us from Southeast Asia, where it has been known for more than four thousand years. Like other citrus fruits, pomelo is no exception and has three layers. The fruit is primarily surrounded by a fragrant thick skin that is light green to yellowish, depending on the ripeness of the fruit. The peel contains useful essential oils, covered with a waxy coating that protects and safeguards the fruit.

Meat is especially edible

Pomelo differs from other citrus fruits mainly in the thickness of the peel. This is much thicker than the peel of other citrus fruits, but the pomelo is much easier to peel than, for example, an orange or a grapefruit. Sometimes the peel can also represent half the weight of the fruit. The inner layer consists of fruit flesh, yellowish to pink in color. As a rule, the meat is less juicy than we are used to with oranges or mandarins, but the taste is much more refreshing and reminiscent of a mixture of orange and grapefruit flavors.

What do we pay attention to when choosing?

When buying a pomelo, it is important to pay attention to a few key things that will ensure that the fruit is fresh and juicy. When choosing a fruit, we first “weigh” it in our hands and choose one that is not too light in terms of its size, as this can mean that it is dried out. We also choose one that has a yellow-green shell, and make sure it is not beaten or tilted. The shell must be taut and shiny and slightly sticky to the touch and by no means dry. Grated pomelo peel is also used by Asians to flavor dishes.

It works well against cholesterol

Like other citrus fruits, pomelo is usually eaten fresh, peeled and divided into chunks. It contains a lot of vitamin C and potassium, which speeds up digestion and stimulates appetite, and is also considered one of the better medicines against high cholesterol and heart attack. Potassium is also important for the efficient absorption of essential minerals and the maintenance of an adequate amount in the bones. Therefore, regular consumption of pomelo protects us against osteoporosis.


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