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Pomelo juice

Pomelo (Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck), also known as pummelo, shaddock, or Chinese grapefruit, is commonly classified as common (or white) or pigmented (or pink).

Pomelo is a citrus fruit closely related to grapefruit. Pummelo is used mainly as fresh fruit. It can also be processed into some products such as juice and squash. The fruit diameter commonly ranges from 20 to 30 cm. The fruits are globose to pyriform in shape and are borne singly. Pomelos have a much bigger fruit with thick peels and are less juicy than grapefruits.

Fruit juice of the pummelo was found to have substantial furonocoumarin content and to cause inhibition of CYP3A4-mediated testosterone 6B-hydroxyaliton by human liver microsomes.

The flesh of pummelo contains 90% water, 11-14% total soluble solids, acidity 1.5-1.7%, ascorbic acid 70-120 mg%, the rind of pummelo is rich in pectin (3.8-7%), and serves as a good source for pectin production.

Pummelo is a good source of fiber. Pummelo juice are low in calories, fat and sodium. It is a good amount of potassium to benefit these with sodium sensitive high blood pressure. The juice is an excellent source of vitamin C with its myriad benefits which are ranging from infection fighting to possible cancer prevention.

In addition to vitamin C, pomelos are also rich in phenolic compounds that are very beneficial to human health due to their antioxidant potential as they scavenge free radicals.

Pomelo contains dietary phytonutrients such as phenols and polyphenols, glucosinolates, flavonoids, isoflavones, and terpenes found to have a lot of medicinal and health benefits.

These benefits include reducing the risk of wide range of age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and autoimmune disease.
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