Foodie Swellness: Sweetie fruit

February 9, 2015

sweetie fruit

I adore most citrus fruit (and love the citrus-inspired spa treatments going on right now til the end of February over at the Stillwater Spa — I wrote about it over at Vitamin Daily). Anyhow, I have a new obsession: the sweetie.

Sweeties are a hybrid of grapefruit and pomelos. They’re about the size of a grapefruit but with a pale green peel, and juicy like them, too. But they have the sweetness of pomelos (so I’ve been told; I’m not super familiar with pomelos). Grown in Israel, sweeties have a high sugar content and low acidity. In half a sweetie, there are 100 calories, 22 grams of carbs, 11 grams of sugar, to share just a few of the nutrition facts on this fruit.

Eat them  how you would a grapefruit (they’ve replaced my half grapefruit habit in the a.m.), put them in a smoothie or juice them, and how about adding that juice to a margarita (hello!).

Where to find them? Well, you can find this Jaffa product at Costco ($5.98 for a 5-lb bag).

(More importantly, who’s going to be my sweetie dealer, non-Costco member over here and I’ve run out of my stash!)

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  • 1. Julie Johnston  |  March 9, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    I agree this grapefruit is absolutely delicious…….and it nearly killed me. As i recover from suffering an extreme allergic reaction to this grapefruit that put me into Anaphylaxis and caused me to fall and break my ankle, i can’t help but wonder was it the fruit or perhaps the spray used on the fruit? I have never had an allergy to citrus before however everyone in my family who ate these reported funny feeling or puffy lips afterwards. My reaction was extreme, extreme hives and by the time i got to medical attention collapsing and breaking my ankle. I am just wondering if anyone else out there experienced anything like this from this fruit?

  • 2. brian d guilmette  |  March 15, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    I love it.but out of stock at Costco. How can I buy moee.

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