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Pomelo. Treat like an orange or a grapefruit?

asked by @christophersull over 5 years ago
6 answers 1882 views
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added over 5 years ago

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

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hardlikearmour

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added over 5 years ago

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

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added over 5 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.

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AntoniaJames

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added over 5 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)

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added over 5 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.

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pierino

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added over 5 years ago

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