Pomelo nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size
Pomelo Glycemic index (GI)
Pomelo, otherwise known as pummelo or Citrus maxima, is the largest natural citrus fruit. It is closely related to and the ancestor of grapefruits.
One study has calculated the glycemic index of a Majia pomelo to fall in the range of 78.34±1.88 for healthy individuals and 72.15±1.95 for patients with type 2 diabetes (1). This puts pomelo in the high glycemic index category. However, pomelo has a low glycemic load, meaning pomelo consumption does not cause a significant glucose fluctuation in the blood.
Despite the high glycemic index, the intake of pomelo segments with bread has demonstrated a lower glycemic response, when compared to bread alone. This is most likely due to the compound found in pomelo, named naringin, that has the ability to inhibit carbohydrate breakdown enzymes (2).
Research on mice has found pomelo peel extract to have the potential to prevent high-fat diet-induced metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease (3).
Overall, regardless of pomelo’s high glycemic index, it can be recommended, in limitation, to people with diabetes.
Important nutritional characteristics for Pomelo
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Fiber content ratio for Pomelo
All nutrients for Pomelo per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Protein||2%||88%||0.76g||3.7 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||0%||95%||0.04g||832.8 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||3%||49%||9.62g||2.9 times less than Rice|
|Calories||2%||91%||38kcal||1.2 times less than Orange|
|Fiber||4%||50%||1g||2.4 times less than Orange|
|Calcium||0%||93%||4mg||31.3 times less than Milk|
|Iron||1%||92%||0.11mg||23.6 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||1%||90%||6mg||23.3 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||2%||89%||17mg||10.7 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||6%||56%||216mg||1.5 times more than Cucumber|
|Sodium||0%||98%||1mg||490 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||1%||92%||0.08mg||78.9 times less than Beef|
|Copper||5%||81%||0.05mg||3 times less than Shiitake|
|Vitamin C||68%||12%||61mg||1.2 times more than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||3%||80%||0.03mg||7.8 times less than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||2%||88%||0.03mg||4.8 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||1%||86%||0.22mg||43.5 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B6||3%||85%||0.04mg||3.3 times less than Oat|
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.