The Pomelo fruit is usually pear-shaped and may reach 'record weights' of up to 2kg. The pulp is greenish, yellow or pink, mostly juicy and pleasantly sweet-sour in taste. Within the fruit, there are several inedible membranes between the segments which may be easily removed from the pulp. The rind is greenish-yellow, becoming light orange in fullyripe condition. It contains the following substances:vitamin C ( 30 – 44 mg ), calcium and iron.
The pomelo is a cross between different grapefruit varieties originating in Israel. Main cultivating regions today are Israel and South Africa.