Pomelo Skin Jam (Mut vo buoi)

(Mứt Vỏ Bưởi) -  Pomelo Skin Jam comes from many spectacular Vietnamese Cuisine. This dessert also has another benefit. That is can help reduce the cough when you get sick. 
Pomelo Skin Jam - Mứt Vỏ Bưởi

Ingredients

- Skin of 2 – 3 pomelo fruits
- 1 alum ball (phèn) – buy at Vietnamese Markets
- Salt, sugar.

Process

- Clean carefully pomelo skin (only use the green part, remove the white part). Slice into long pieces. 
Pomelo Skin Jam - Mứt Vỏ Bưởi
- Soak them into water added 3 - 4 tablespoons salt in 4 – 5 hours. Then, wash again in 3 – 4 times. 
Pomelo Skin Jam - Mứt Vỏ Bưởi
- Cook water until it boils. Then, add alum ball into and cook until it is melted. Next, you add more sliced pomelo skin and cook about 10 minutes. Then, pour into basket and wait to dry. You should taste now. If it is bitter, you boil more water added 1 tablespoon salt and soak sliced pomelo skin in 10 minutes. Next, wash again in cold water until its flavor has a little spicy is ok. Wait to dry. 
Pomelo Skin Jam - Mứt Vỏ Bưởi
- Use your hand to press out water from sliced pomelo skin. 700gr pomelo skin are used with 400gr white sugar. Mix them well and wait in 5 – 6 hours. 
Pomelo Skin Jam - Mứt Vỏ Bưởi
- Add pomelo into pot, bring to cook in small heat. Sometime, use chopsticks to stir well until all sugar is melted. Turn off the heat. 
Pomelo Skin Jam - Mứt Vỏ Bưởi
- Spread on grid and wait to get cold in 1 day. Next, you can store in glass jar and use Pomelo Skin Jam day by day.
Pomelo Skin Jam - Mứt Vỏ Bưởi

We usually do not use pomelo skin. However, this skin contains many vitamins which are necessary for your health and skin. It not only uses to wash your hair (cooking pomelo skin with water and bring to wash can help your hair thick and smooth), but also can create a stunning jam for Tet holiday.

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