The pomelo is perhaps the oldest citrus fruit cultivated by man. It is considered one of the three species from which all the citrus fruits known today derive, together with the citron Citrus medica and the mandarin Citrus reticulata.
Unlike any other citrus fruit, the pomelo is not always spherical or slightly flattened, but can be pyriform in appearance. This fruit can be large or very large with a weight ranging from 500 g to over 1 kg.
Its skin is smooth, turning to yellow as it matures, while its flesh can range from straw yellow to white.
This citrus fruit has a caloric intake of about 30-40 Kcal per 100 gr. It has a low protein and lipid content, calories are provided mainly by simple carbohydrates, in particular fructose.
It has a high vitamin C content, around 60 mg, with a good vitamin A content and traces of B1, B2, B3 and B6.
100% citrus maxima from Calabria
Average nutritional values per 100 g of edible part
Energy value: 38kcal
Without chemical treatments after harvesting.
Remove the skin and the white spongy inner part before eating fresh.
Wash thoroughly with bicarbonate before using the skin.
Store in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place.
Packaged in recyclable cardboard.