24 May 2014

Why pomelo is good for you

Associate Professor Dr. Sirichai Adisakwattana from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University in Thailand has found that pomelo concentrates have antioxidant and lipid-reducing (fat-reducing) properties. Antioxidants help to prevent illness.

Source: Chulalongkorn University website.

Dr. Sirichai Adisakwattana chose six pomelo cultivars, Kao-Yai, Thong-Dee, Kao-Tangkwa, Kao-Numpueng, Ta-Koi and Tubtim Siam, extracted pomelo concentrates in powder form, and then analysed them. 

According to the findings, the pomelo concentrates could reduce cholesterol, and lower lipid levels in blood. 

Because of the high sugar content however, the university suggests just a small serving of pomelo a day.