Pomelo: mix of grapefruit and grapefruit

In addition to kiwis, pineapples, lemons, oranges and papayas, the fruit counters in Germany have been enriched with pomelo for an exotic fruit for several years. The pomelo, which was first produced in Israel in 1970, is a cross between grapefruit and grapefruit. All three fruits belong to the group of citrus fruits. The pomelo is a health-promoting fruit that contains many vitamins but few calories. When eating the pomelo, however, it should be noted that there may be interactions when taking certain medications.

Pomelos: Healthy and low in calories

Because the pomelo hardly any calories It is perfect for a healthy snack. Depending on how sweet the exotic fruit is, 100 grams of pomelo have between 25 and 50 calories (kcal).

Regarding the nutritional value is especially the high vitamin C content It should be noted: Pomelo contains approximately 41 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams. It also contains large amounts of potassium, magnesium and phosphate.

In addition, the high content of the bitter substance limonin, which stimulates intestinal activity, is also positive.

Pomelo: peculiarities of the exotic fruit

In the supermarket, the pomelo is usually easy to recognize that it is packed in a net. The exotic fruit has a pear-like shape and weighs between half and two kilograms. Their diameter can be up to 25 centimeters.

The peel of pomelo is light yellow to greenish and very thick. In October, when the Pomelo season begins, there are also pink fruits, they are mostly from Israel. Other main growing areas of Pomelo are South Africa, Southeast Asia and China. From China, especially the so-called "honey pomelos" are imported.

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How do you eat a pomelo?

Before eating, peel the peel and remove the white skin inside the fruit. To peel pomelo, it is best to go like an orange.

If the pomelo is ripe, the pulp tastes sweet inside, otherwise it may also have a slightly sour taste. Whether the pomelo sweet or rather sour tastes, one can View of the shell Betrayed: If this shriveled slightly, the fruit tastes honey sweet.

Once the pomelo has been peeled, the fruit can be eaten raw: it is well suited for fruit salads or for the morning cereal. Likewise, they can be processed into juice or spreads. If you like it more exotic, you can also conjure a pomelo salad, as it is often offered in Asian cuisine.

Watch out for antihypertensive drugs

Similar to the grapefruit, pomelo is also warned against interactions with certain medications. However, many people are unaware that the consumption of pomelos can have undesirable consequences. The ingredients of the pomelo include the bitter substance naringin, which is converted in the body to naringenin.

In combination with other ingredients naringenin has a hypotensive effect. With slightly elevated blood pressure The consumption of a pomelo therefore initially has a positive effect. However, when combined with antihypertensive medications, the fruity snack can cause significant problems as it can cause a sharp fall in blood pressure. Therefore, pomelos and grapefruit should not be eaten or only in small amounts if appropriate medication is taken.

The breakdown products of naringin in the body ensure that a certain enzyme in the liver is blocked. Therefore, some drugs in the body are broken down more slowly than usual. This can lead to increased effects or side effects of these drugs. If you like to eat pomelos, you should clarify possible side effects with a doctor before taking any medication.

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