Ben Tre – the province locates in the west of Ho Chi Minh City, Southern Vietnam - has long been famous for many kinds of high quality fruit. Green skin pomelo which belongs to the group with the most potential and competitive advantage in domestic and overseas market.
Ben Tre’s Green skin pomelo has been recognized as the most delicous fruit in the Fruit Contest which was held by Southern Fruit Research Insitute and at the same time, it is also in top 10 types of Vietnam’s typical delicous fruits. The Intellectual Property Department (Ministry of Science and Technology) has also given the "Certificate of registration of the trademark” for the fruit.
Green skin pomelo is spherical. Its average weight is about 1.2 -2.5 kg. The special feature is that whether it is ripe or green, the skin color is always green, shell is very thin (14-18mm) and the fruit is quite heavy with lots of pulp. Grapefruit has slightly sweet and sour taste, pinky pulp, is very easy to peal and not sticky to the hand. Its sweetness mingles with mild acidity, not so mellow like other types of grapefruit and especially, there is no bead inside the pulp.
For Ben Tre, green skin pomelo is precious, respected as king of grapefruit and often used as gifts on the occasion of New Year. The value of green skin grapefruit is that it is not only delicious and nutritious, but also high-value medical studies. 100g edible portion of a grapefruit contains 59 calories of energy; many minerals such as: Ca, P, Fe and vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin C. Grapefruit helps digestion and blood circulation for our health. Knowing the nutritional value and disease prevention and treatment of the fruit, the people make use every part of the fruit, from fresh consuming of the pulp to processing the peeling of the skin.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development recognizes Ben Tre’s green skin pomelo as national fruit. It is also very popular in international markets, especially in North America and Europe.
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