Pomelo (Red) Tubtim Siam

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Pomelo (Red) Tubtim Siam

The Pomelo Tubtim Siam (or The Red Pomelo) is cultivated in Southern Thailand. The meaning of Tub Tim is Red Ruby while Siam was Thailand’s name in the past. The fruit is quite popular in Chinese markets and other regions.

It is grown only in a specific area of Southern Thailand, and in small quantities, so eating this deliciously sweet fruit is in itself a rare taste treat. Thai people often give Tubtim Siam Pomelos as gifts to others because they believe that this fruit brings luck and wealth.

Since Tubtim Siam Pomelo is now also grown in China, there is a need to clear any possible misunderstanding and distinguish between this premium fruit grown in Thailand and other great quality pomelos – often called “Red Pomelo” – grown in China and Taiwan.

The complete name of “Red Pomelo” that is grown in China is Red Honey Pomelo. This matches the color of the pulp of course. It started as a flower mutation from the Honey Pomelo, and it has kept some of the properties of its parent. The Taiwanese Red Wandan Pomelo is however grown in Southern Taiwan.

Tubtim Siam Pomelo is grown only in parts of southern Thailand, and in very small quantities. Each orchard may produce only 1000 to 2000 pieces of fruit, so it is very precious and hotly sought-after.

So what does Red Pomelo Tubtim Siam look & taste like?

  • Tubtim Siam Red Pomelo’s taste…
    Tubtim Siam Pomelo is sweet and very soft. And sweetness for sure is the overwhelming flavor, then followed by a hint of sourness on the tongue.
  • How to eat the Red Pomelo Tubtim Siam?
    After removing the thick rind and peeling the membrane from around the segments, pomelos can be eaten out of hand, tossed into salads or salsa, used in a marinade, made into jam, or juiced for a cocktail. Enjoy them any way you eat your favorite citrus fruits.
  • Does Pomelo make you gain weight?
    On the contrary, Pomelo is a fruit that has low calorie, low fat, and low carb counts, which make it a great substitution for sugar-rich (processed) foods in your diet, something that will eventually lead to weight gain.

The differences between the Tubtim Siam & China’s Red Honey Pomelo


Tubtim Siam Pomelo is sweet and very soft. Sweetness is the overwhelming flavor, followed by a hint of sourness on the tongue.

Chinese Red Pomelo tastes a little sweet at first, then it leaves a bitter aftertaste.

Taiwanese Taiwan Red Wandan  Pomelo is said to have an enormous subtlety of flavor: they are less intensely sour than grapefruit and have a delicate citrus aroma.

Characteristics of the pulp

The succulent interior pulp of each Tubtim Siam Pomelo is divided into only 9 to 12 segments. The soft pulp sticks together and is excellently detailed (see picture on the left). The interior pulp of Chinese Red Honey Pomelo is divided into 15 to 19 segments, even the smaller fruit, which makes the development of true succulence more difficult. As a result, the pulp of Chinese Red Honey Pomelo is rough and scattered.

Pomelo Open Slices Compared Nannazz Fruits
Inside (pulp) Color

It is not easy to tell the different kinds of pomelo from the color of the pulp. But if a Tubtim Siam Pomelo is sliced horizontally, the pulp is actually not evenly red. At the outside of each sliced part, the pulp is red, but in the center of each part, it is a bit yellow.

The thickness of pith (the fiber layer between parts)

Lesser varieties of pomelo are known for the thickness of pith, the spongy white lining beneath the skin. Tubtim Siam Pomelo is unusual in that the pith is quite thin. In fact, it is a lot thinner than the pith of Chinese Red Honey Pomelo.

Size, Shape and Skin Color

Tubtim Siam Pomelo is the biggest of the fruit in premium grade, with one piece weighing as much as 2 kg (for Jumbo size). They are pear-shaped, green to yellow-green and the stomata (the pores) on the skin are noticeable.

The Red Wandan Pomelo from Taiwan is smaller, pear-shaped, and green to yellow. The Red Honey Pomelo from China is also pear-shaped, light yellow in color, and the skin is smooth, without deep stomata.

At the stem end of the fruit, both Chinese Red Honey Pomelo and Taiwanese Red Wandan Pomelo have a rounded shape, while the Tubtim Siam Pomelo has a curved shape where the fruit attaches to its stem.

*** Quick note for purchase and delivery ***

The Pomelo Tubtim Siam is delivered to you under the following purchasing and shipping** conditions:

Pomelo Tubtim Siam Fruit is 499 Baht/box*
* In the box you’ll get 2 Pomelos, each piece weighs about 1.3 – 1.4 kilo.
**The shipping fee to your address throughout Thailand is included in the price.

The Benefits of Red Pomelo Tubtim Siam

Since not everyone is familiar with the great nutrients and benefits Tubtim Siam Pomelo has to offer, we list below the benefits. Note: the Tubtim Siam Pomelo does not only look good, with its beautiful red colors, it also gives lots of benefits to the body after eating this deliciously sweet Pomelo.

Benefits of Eating Pomelo

  • Highly nutritious; pomelo is particularly rich in vitamin C and potassium and contains several other vitamins and minerals, as well as protein and fiber.
  • Full of Fiber; one pomelo packs 6 grams of fiber. Fiber can help add bulk to your stools, feed healthy gut bacteria, and promote overall wellness.
  • Increases metabolism and stimulates weight loss; Pomelo fruit is relatively low in calories for its large size and contains protein and fiber. These both can help you feel full for longer.
  • Rich in antioxidants; pomelos contain high levels of antioxidants, including vitamin C, naringenin, naringin, and lycopene, which may offer various health benefits. (Source)
  • Can help to avoid problems with the heart; pomelo extract has been shown to reduce blood fat levels in animal studies, but more research in humans is needed. However, if you’re taking a statin drug, you should avoid pomelo, like you should avoid other types of grapefruit!
  • Anti-aging properties; pomelo may also decrease the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are caused by high blood sugar levels.
  • May fight cancer cells; extract from pomelo peels and leaves have been shown to kill cancer cells and prevent the spread of cancer in test-tube studies. However, more research in humans is needed to understand how pomelo fruit affects cancer.
  • An easy addition to your diet; to peel pomelo, cut off an inch (2.5 cm) from the top of the fruit. Then cut several inch-long (2.5 cm-long) notches into the thick rind around its diameter.

Nutritional Facts:

Amount per

Calories 231
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6.1 mg 0%
Potassium 1315.4 mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 59 g 19%
Dietary fiber 6 g 24%
Protein 4.6 g 9%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 619%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
Vitamin B-6 10% Cobalamin 0%
Magnesium 9%

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