January Food of the Month: Pomelo

Happy February, friends! Can you believe January is already over and done with?! I kind of have mixed feelings about January…on one hand, I feel like the month went by really quickly yet on the other, I feel like it was such a long month.

One of my resolutions for 2018 is to try a new food every month. I’m starting my list off super easy with Pomelo, merely because I stumbled upon it in my grocery store and was curious about it. Have you ever tried it?

Pomelos are a relative to the grapefruit. They’re also known as “Chinese grapefruit” and originated in Southeast Asia. The skin or rind/peel on the fruit is extremely thick (as you can see in the photo above) and while the flesh looks very similar to a grapefruit, the pomelo is definitely a little bit sweeter.

Some health benefits of the pomelo include:

  • Vitamin C – pomelos are packed with antioxidants, aiding the body with iron absorption and fighting free radicals in the body.
  • Fiber – helps to maintain digestive balance in our bodies.
  • Potassium – helps our blood circulate and prevents atherosclerosis (the hardening of our arteries) by easing strain on the heart.

If you’ve ever tried this fruit, let me know! Any new foods you’ve tried recently? 🙂

Be well,

MB

 

 

 

 

 

 

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