Pomelo and Ugli

Pomelo and Ugli

Pomelo: Pomelo is commonly known as pummelo or shaddock. It is closely related to grapefruits. It is the largest citrus fruit from Southeast Asia.

Taste is very pleasant and there is no tart or tangy flavor. Fruits are pale yellow or green in color.

Edible flesh inside is pulpy with white, red or pink color depending on the variety of pomelo.

It is rich in Vitamin C, potassium, Vit B6, magnesium and dietary fiber. It has culinary uses and is famously used in Mooncake festival.

Ugli: The name may be ugli and fruit may look bit ugly but ugli citrus fruits are very delicious and also priced high. Taste is unique and it is a cross between grapefruit, orange and tangerine. It is included under tangelo fruit type.

Juice of ugli fruit tastes like tangerine, less bitter than grapefruit and has an unique aroma. Skin looks yellow with bit dark touch and looks like mottle citrus.

The first recorded experiments on these fruits were in Florida first. It is native to Jamaica. Fruits are available between April and November.

Ugli supplies very less calories. Fruit is good for building immunity, fighting infection, are anti allergic, supplies good amount of calcium. Skin is used as zest and the inside white pith part has all those nutritional quality.


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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: April 25, 2018

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