The Royal Navy used pomelos from South East Asia to quench the thirst of sailors and prevent scurvy. Captain Shaddock of the East India company introduced pomelos to the West Indies in the 17th century. Shortly before 1750, the pomelo met the sweet orange and the two bore fruit. Pomelos are large fruits with a thick, often green-colored rind. They continue to be imported in the West, but are largely overshadowed by grapefruits.
We use the essential oil derived from distillation of the zest. It is antiseptic and softening. The water of the fruit is used for its toning and energizing properties.
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