The pomelo scientific name Citrus Maxima belong to family Rutaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. The Pomelo is the largest among citrus fruits. The white or red juicy flesh color is sweet sour flavor, mild of grape fruit. Each flesh consists of 9 to 14 segments. The greenish to yellowish rind is thick with diameter from 15 to 25cm and weighing 1 to 3kg. Some counties called the fruits as Jabong, Lusho fruit,pompelmous, papanas, Thai grapefruit, shaddock, pummelo, chinese grape fruit and Pampaleone.
In Malaysia, there are three varieties of pomelo; white, red and pink flesh. Where the red/pink varieties are sweeter then the white variety. The fruit is big and contained numerous seeds and covered by thick skin. It is shape round or oval shape with smooth to pebbly rind texture. Some varieties in Malaysia such as P051, P052, Limau Bali and Limau Wangkang.
The Pomelo easily arise at temperature between 27 to 32 degree Celsius. The plant can grown as high as 15 meters. The fruit are usually seedless. Normally the plant bears flower four times yearly and can harvest after 7 to 11 months. The flowers are yellowish white and can grow to wide 2.5cm. The dark green shiny leaves widely 2 to 12 cm. In Malaysia, pomelo planted widely in Johor ( largest), Perak, Kedah, Melaka and Kelantan.
Pomelo had multiple of nutritional that benefit to body. Pomelo helps prevent from getting rid of diseases like diabetes, cancer, hearth disease and others infections.
Another fact of consuming pomelo fruit are:
1. Pomelo help to against atherosclerosis.
2. Regulates normal Blood pressure.
3. Vitamin C strengthening and maintain the nature of arteries.
4.Bioflavonoid in pomelo can stop spreading of breast cancer cell in body by making the body get rid of excess estrogen.
5.Pectic in pomelo effectively reducing of accumulation of arterial deposits in body.
6.Pomelo is prevent in getting diabetes, fever, sore throat, and infection diseases.
7.Pomelo fruit help in weight loss as the enzyme in pomelo helping in absorbs and reduce the starch and sugar in body.
8. Pomelo helping in digestion system and against constipation.
9.Body cholesterol can be lighten by eating pomelo fruit.
10. Pemelo frit also helping in cleaning RBC which accumulate toxins and impurities.
11. Pomelo fruit believed van be treat asthma.
Author: Yew Chuo San