Health Benefits of Pomelo

Scientific Name: Citrus grandis (Linn.) Osbeck

Pomelo is the biggest of all the citrus fruit; it is native to Southeast Asian countries. It can grow as large as 30cm in diameter and weigh up to 25 pounds. The pulp color varies from pale yellow to pink and red.

The rind is very thick but soft and easy to peel away. This fruit has sweet and sour taste but the membranes of the segments are bitter and usually discarded.

Health Benefits of Pomelo:

  • Pomelo juice contains insulin-like substance, it is therefore beneficial for people with diabetes.
  • Even if the juice of Pomelo has an acid taste, its juice actually has an alkaline reaction after digestion. It is therefore beneficial in the digestive system.
  • Has pectin which is effective in reducing the accumulation of arterial deposits.
  • High in vitamin C which helps to strengthen and maintain the elasticity of the arteries.
  • Aid in the weight loss, because the fat burning enzyme in it can help to absorb and reduce the starch and sugar in the body.
  • Help in cases of fatigue, diabetes, fever, insomnia, sore throat, stomach and pancreatic cancer.
Pomelo fruit image
Pomelo fruit

Nutrient Content of Pomelo: per 100 g

  • Vitamin C: 44.8 mg
  • Vitamin B1: 0.03 mg
  • Vitamin B2: 0.03 mg
  • Beta Carotene 200 ug
  • Calcium 14.0 mg
  • Iron 0.6 mg
  • Protein 0.7 g
  • Fat 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrate 10.4 g
  • Energy: 44.0 Kcal
  • Water: 88.0 g

Pomelo Uses: This fruit is eaten fresh or is use to make juice. The pulp can be use to make salads and the peel is used to make candies; in Chinese cooking, citrus peel is often used for flavoring.

Medicinal Benefits of Pomelo Leaves:

  • Warmed Pomelo leaves can help heal swelling and painful joints.
  • Pomelo leaves decoction is used as aromatic bath and as wash for skin ulcers.

Pomelo Rind Medicinal Benefits:

  • Pomelo rind contains high amount of bioflavonoid, which can help rid the body of excess estrogen.
  • Pomelo rind when squeezed and inhaled can help treat nausea. Just squeeze a piece of fresh rind and let the patient inhale it.
  • Pomelo rind decoction is taken in cases of cough and upset stomach.

How to Juice Pomelo: Keep the fruit at room temperature before juicing to get the most juice from it. To prepare, quarter the fruit and peel off the skin. Leave in as much rind as possible as it contains the most anti-cancer agents. You may add honey if you find the juice too sour.

How to Buy Pomelo: Choose fruit that is heavy for its size, blemish-free and has fragrant sweet smell. If you can, choose the pink and red variety which is slightly sweeter and more nutritious (because of the darker pigment).

“This post was originally published on January 8, 2012 @23:40”

Len Carpio

The majority of articles I published were focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the body's ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

2 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Pomelo

  1. I have skin ulcers and would appreciate a recipe for Pummelo leaf decoction. Please send something regarding how to make this Chinese decoction. It will be greatly appreciated.

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