A pomelo is a giant citrus fruit. It tastes a lot like grapefruit, but less bitter .In order to get to that sweet flesh, however, you have to cut and peel past a very thick rind, and the bitter membranes that separate each slice.
Unlike Grapefruit, pomelo has a thick skin, but it's sweet, fragrant and delicious. Pomelo is a very common and popular fruit in Viet Nam, and of course, I learned how to cut and peel pomelo from ...
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Mid Autumn Festival Series: How to Peel a Pomelo like a Pro. September 7, 2016. ASIAN LIFE HACK: HOW TO PEEL A POMELO LIKE A PRO. I always thought that opening a pomelo was super easy, until I was speaking to my friend and then saw her doing it. You’d think she was sumo wrestling instead of opening a fruit by the sound of her grunts.
The skin of the pomelo is smooth like a grapefruit, but the fruit itself is quite a bit larger. Botanists believe that the pomelo came before the grapefruit and that the grapefruit is a cross between a pomelo and an orange. As it ripens the skin typically turns from green to yellow although some green may remain on the peel even when at its ripest.
Some call it the honey pomelo, because unlike its closest relative the grapefruit, it’s sweet. Whatever you want to call it, this monster can be as big as volleyball, have a peel and pith up to an inch thick, and weigh as much as 4 lbs. Don’t let it intimidate you! Here’s how to open and prepare a pomelo in 5 simple steps.
Hold the pomelo on its side. With a sharp knife, slice off the stem end to create a flat top on the pomelo. Now score the pomelo by slicing down through the skin (you may have to cut deeply in order to get through the outer peel, which can be up to several inches thick).
The pomelo that I purchased was a sweet seed-free pomelo, however, there are varieties that are very tart. Eating the sweet pomelo fruit is a refreshing treat as it does not have the bitterness of a grapefruit and has a slight sweetness. The thin peel of the pomelo is very fragrant and useful in candied peel, mild marmalade and confectionery.
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