Pummelo, Red (Citrus grandis)

Pummelo, Red (Citrus grandis)

Pummelo, Red (Citrus grandis)

 As the scientific name implies, the pummelo is the largest of all citrus fruits.  Unfortunately, it is also sold at an inflated price.  The pummelo is the fruit from which the modern grapefruit was developed, but they are much sweeter than most grapefruits.  When purchasing pummelos, select the heavier solid fruit and avoid the light weight ones, as they are of inferior quality and most likely dried out on the inside.  They are easy to peel and relatively easy to section.  One of the delightful features of the pummelo is its wonderful aroma which emanates from the peel.  See nutritional information below. 

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Pummelo, raw  (1)

Scientific Name:     Citrus grandis

NDB No:     09295

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 cup, sections 
——-
190g
Proximates
Water
g
89.10
3
0.765
169.29
Energy
kcal
38
0
0
72
Energy
kj
159
0
0
302
Protein
g
0.76
0
0
1.44
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.04
0
0
0.08
Ash
g
0.48
0
0
0.91
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
9.62
0
0
18.28
Fiber, total dietary
g
1.0
0
0
1.9
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
4
2
0
8
Iron, Fe
mg
0.11
2
0
0.21
Magnesium, Mg
mg
6
3
0.995
11
Phosphorus, P
mg
17
2
0
32
Potassium, K
mg
216
3
24.547
410
Sodium, Na
mg
1
3
0.382
2
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.08
2
0
0.15
Copper, Cu
mg
0.048
2
0
0.091
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.017
2
0
0.032
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
61.0
13
3.365
115.9
Thiamin
mg
0.034
0
0
0.065
Riboflavin
mg
0.027
0
0
0.051
Niacin
mg
0.220
0
0
0.418
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.036
1
0
0.068
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin A, IU
IU
8
1
0
15
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
1
0
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0
0
Lipids
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
Other
Carotene, beta
mcg
0
1
0
0
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
1
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
10
1
0
19

Footnotes:
1 Vitamin A and carotenoid values are based on white variety.

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 16-1 (2004)

 

About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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