Are Pomelos Keto Friendly?

Answer: Pomelos are not keto, as they contain an enormous amount of carbs.

Keto Meter: 1

Pomelos, a relative of the grapefruit, are the largest natural citrus fruit. They're found in Southeast Asia and Malaysia, and each fruit grows as much as 4 lbs. They also are sometimes called "pummelos" which sort of sounds like a punishment delivered by a middle school bully.

Each serving of pomelos (1 cup, sections) contains 16.4 g of net carbs. Sadly, that's far too carb-heavy to fit the keto diet.


Unfortunately, only a few fruits have a low enough carb count to fit the keto diet. If you're dying for some fruit, berries tend to be your best bet. Here are a few keto-friendly options:

Although it may not spring to mind when you think "fruit," avocados are the most keto-friendly fruit you can find. They're high in healthy fats and have a low carb profile, making them ideal for keto.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup, sections

Net carbs16.4 g
Fat0.1 g
Protein1.4 g
Total carbs18.3 g
Fiber1.9 g

Source: USDA

Other Keto Foods You May Enjoy