Pomelo – the largest representative of citrus. Its fruits are characterized by thick flesh, a special aroma and a sweet-sour taste. Sometimes pomelo lobules may have a slight bitterness taste. Often the fruit is confused with a huge grapefruit. However, these citrus fruits have a completely different chemical composition. How is the composition of the pomelo useful and can the use of this fruit bring harm?
Nutritional value and benefits of the product
Pomelo has a rather low energy value – about 40 kcal / 100 g. Due to the low glycemic index – 8 grams of sugar per 100 grams of product, this citrus is indicated for use by people suffering from diseases such as obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
The fruit has almost no protein and fat in its composition, and therefore does not have the ability to quickly saturate. Per 100 g of pomelo pulp accounts for only 1 g of fiber, including soluble, that is, pectin, which has the following properties:
* elimination of toxins;
* fight against the lipoproteins provoking fatty deposits;
* prevention of constipation;
* beneficial effect on intestinal microflora, prevention of dysbiosis.
Pomelo is rich in various vitamins, including the following:
1. Vitamin C – prevents the aging process of the body, supports the strength of the immune system and helps the body in the absorption of iron.
2. Vitamin B1 – helps keep the heart muscle in good shape.
3. Vitamin B6 – is involved in the absorption of fats and proteins, prevents the occurrence of muscle spasms and diseases of the skin.
4. Potassium – a beneficial effect on the heart rhythm and blood pressure, fights swelling.
5. Phosphorus – normalizes hormones, normalizes the digestive tract.
Possible harm to pomelo and contraindications
The peel of the fruit can be harmful to the body, because its processing is done using chemical compounds. Among such substances can be used and highly hazardous to health, toxic antibiotics. Citruses are processed in a similar way in order to avoid damage from parasites, mold development and premature deterioration.
It is not recommended to abuse the pomelo, since an overdose threatens with consequences in the form of the following unpleasant states of the body:
* bowel spasms;
* rash on the skin.
“The daily rate of the product, which does not harm the body, but on the contrary – enriches with useful substances and trace elements, is approximately 150 gr.”
With regular use of fruit in doses exceeding the recommended, increases the likelihood of exacerbation of chronic diseases, the formation of kidney stones and menstrual disorders in women.
There are a number of diseases for people suffering from which the use of pomelo is strictly prohibited:
* stomach ulcers, gastritis with high acidity;
* chronic diseases of the kidneys and liver (cirrhosis, pancreatitis, etc.);
* allergic reactions to citrus.
It is also not recommended to eat fruit during lactation to avoid possible rash in a child. Limit the use of pomelo should be hypotensive.