Friday, 9 March 2012

[柚子] Pomelo ♥

Hey guys!

Sorry I haven't been active on the blogosphere as of late ~ real life has been eating up my time, but since I have a few spare minutes before bed I thought I would tell you about something that is close to my heart...and food related.

There's a fruit that I really like to eat which is called Pomelo:

Apparently the leaves of the fruit are used in a ritual bath, which the Chinese believe/believed(?) helps to cleanse a person and repel evil.


It's a large citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia and tastes like a sweeter version of a grapefruit (it's actually the ancestor of the grapefruit). In China, we call it 柚子 (you zi), and when my parents have friends round for dinner, they will often have pomelo for dessert as it is a nice cleanser after a meal. It's often candied and used in Asian desserts as well as Western marmalade. I think it'd also make an awesome breakfast or drink! ^^

Since it's a citrus fruit, it's a great source of vitamin C, and also of folate. For those that are health conscious, there's a full breakdown of the nutritional values of the fruit here.

It's quite hard to come by in the UK ~ we can usually only find them at local grocers or Chinese supermarkets, which is why most of my friends have never heard of this fruit! As such, I thought I'd tell you guys about it and spread the pomelo love! :D

Yishi xxx

5 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this fruit before! To me it looks like a cross between pear and some sort of citrus-y fruit...interesting. Now I just have to go find it.

    --Becky
    preppypremed.blogspot.com

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  2. So that's what it's called in English~ xD
    I've always wondered what it's called (I tell my non-Chinese friends that it's "kind of like a grapefruit, but not really" - not exactly the best description. >u> )

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  3. It's hard to get it here aswell, I don't want to
    buy it from the Chinese grocery since it's 10x pricier
    and not fresh~

    xx

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  4. it's called Yuzu in Japanese.. of course they have the Japanese kind - it's available all year round here. I just had yuzu and honey hot drink earlier! it;s a nice substitute to lemon!

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  5. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing....

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