The exotic pummelo is often confused with grapefruit, but they are two different varieties. Real grapefruit is larger and pear-shaped. The pummelo is the one we usually consume. Beneath its thick skin is an exquisite flesh with a mild flavour that is sweeter, less bitter, less acidic and less juicy than that of grapefruit. It is perfect enjoyed on its own, in marmalades or fruit or raw vegetable salads, or as a starter with prawns and avocados, for example.
The pummelo is a good source of vitamin C with multiple benefits: it helps fight free radicals involved in the development of cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers, fights infections and strengthens bones. It is also rich in vitamin A, which improves eyesight and maintains beautiful skin, and copper, which plays an essential role in the formation of haemoglobin and collagen, a protein involved in tissue structure and repair.