CSA Produce of the Week, February 20, 2017

Pomelo’s are an ancestor to the grapefruit that tastes like a hybrid between a juicy grapefruit and a sweet orange with a thicker rind. Like other citrus fruits, they help lower blood pressure, prevent cancer risks, and play a role in conserving brainpower. Pomelo’s are rich in Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber! Vitamin C plays many roles in the body, most importantly forming white blood cells to prevent colds and infections and fighting off bacteria. Potassium has been linked to play a crucial role in helping regulate blood pressure and aiding in prevention of muscle cramps. Pomelos also contain a natural sugar called fructose which goes straight into the liver instead of spiking blood sugar levels thus decreasing overeating, weight gain, and the risk for diabetes. Talk about a super fruit!

Recipe of the Week
Thyme Infused Citrus Salad

Yield: 4 Servings
(recipe courtesy of Yummly)

Ingredients:
1 pomelo, peeled and sectioned
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 Tbsp. water
1 ruby red grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
1 sprig fresh thyme leaves
1 pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned

Directions:
Combine water, syrup with leave from fresh thyme. Heat in microwave for 2 minutes. Combine fruit together in a serving bowl. Pour syrup over citrus and stir to combine. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours for flavors to develop.

Serve and enjoy!

Resources:
Malia, M. (2016). 6 Juicy secrets to winter health. Men’s Health, 31(1), 35-37.
http://www.yummly.co/#recipe/Thyme-Infused-Citrus-Salad-1454614