The pomelo, native to Southeast Asia, is similar in appearance to the grapefruit except it is larger and it has a thick, spongy skin. The color of the skin is usually bright green or yellow, although some varieties turn from green to a muted yellow as the fruit matures on the tree. The shape varys from round to slightly pear shaped. The flesh color of the pomelo is either a reddish pink or yellow depending on the variety. Known as the Chinese grapefruit, it is a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Inside the pomelo is sweet and firm citrus-like flesh, surrounded by a thick skin. Popular in China for thousands of years, the pomelo can be enjoyed like a grapefruit; e.g. peeled and broken into sections. Choose fruit that is blemish-free and richly colored. It should be fragrant and heavy for its size. Store at room temperature up to one week or two weeks in the refrigerator.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1/4 fruit, 152g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Calories from fat: 5
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Total Carbs: 20g
    • Fiber: 4g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 120%
  • Calcium: 4%
  • Iron: 2%


Handling & Storage


Pummelo is available from October through January

Also Known As

  • Pomelo
  • Chinese grapefruit
  • Shaddock

Pummelo should be stored at 40 degrees with high humidity.


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  • Chandler


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