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Pomelo. Treat like an orange or a grapefruit?

asked by @christophersull almost 4 years ago
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added almost 4 years ago

I'd say grapefruit, but let your taste guide you.


hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added almost 4 years ago

I haven't had one in a while, but if I remember correctly the membrane is bitter like a grapefruit.

added almost 4 years ago

Peels like an orange (thick skin), can be separated into segments like an orange, tastes much more like a grapefruit - although I've enjoyed pomelo that was much sweeter than any grapefruit I've eaten. It is also uniquely dry - usually I open each segment, remove and discard segment skin/membrane and enjoy the fruit on salads.


AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 4 years ago

Pomelo is actually a cousin to the grapefruit (an older cousin actually). Its skin is much less bitter than grapefruit. In fact, I'll be posting a recipe using pomelo, I hope, this weekend. ;o)

added almost 4 years ago

it's more grapefruity, though significantly drier, especially at the membranes. i cut mine into segements leaving the tough membrane behind. i'm always astounded by how much peel and pith there is in relation to how much edible fruit it yields.


pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added almost 4 years ago

Closer to grapefruit. Actually if you section it, it matches well with sliced fennel.