View Full Version : What to do with Pummelo?
11-09-2009, 07:00 PM
Never had one of these before. :eek: Looks like a giant green grapefruit. Has anyone ever had one of these? Any ideas what to do with the good luck fruit?
11-09-2009, 07:12 PM
YES! They ARE like a big grapefruit. the skin is about 1/2 inch thick and you have a smaller grapefruit inside. I just eat 'em like an orange or grapefruit...
11-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Eat it straight, they have a distinctive quality that seperates them from their grapefruit counterparts... deliciomo. Mine was yellow though so make sure it feels ripe.
11-10-2009, 05:52 AM
First you let them Mature and Ripen. I have a Pumello Tree and I am sadden that I didn't have that much Fruit this year, although it is not ripe yet. They are not your average Grapefruit, they have the Mellowist taste. They are Sweet........IN JOY.
11-10-2009, 09:16 AM
I think they're much sweeter than a grapefruit. Love 'em.
11-10-2009, 09:18 AM
...for this thread. I saw one just yesterday at the market. I had never seen them before and had no idea what to do with it, so I left it sit. Will be getting one next time!
11-10-2009, 11:03 PM
YES! They ARE like a big grapefruit.
Actually, grapefruits are like small pomelos since they are the offspring of the marriage between the Jamaican sweet orange and the Indonesian pomelo. :)
Anyhow, I like to just eat them. They are very filling and one makes a nice meal.
11-10-2009, 11:53 PM
I first had one in Israel and thought it kind of weird - so much thick skin, the segments inside sort of separated with big juice "cells" - I can't think of what they're called. But it did grow on me and now I am happy to have some whenever I can.
You could always juice it or add it to smoothies.
11-17-2009, 11:02 PM
These are wonderful and loving it. I shared it with someone else that hasn't tried it either. By the time we taste it, the person I was sharing it with, just couldn't get enough of it. It really was nice to share a new fruit! :)
11-21-2009, 07:28 AM
I got one of these at the market a couple of days ago. It was good, but not enough better than grapefruit that I want to pay more than twice the price of grapefruit. The rind is very, very thick, and when I cut it open all I could think was how much I spent just on the inedible rind. So, no more pummelo for me.
11-21-2009, 09:05 AM
Well, at least you gave Pummelo a chance. :)
11-21-2009, 11:01 AM
I juice pummelos every chance I get (through a juicer - not a citrus press) making sure to keep as much of the pith as possible because it contains bioflavonoids (powerful antioxidants that work along with Vitamin C)
My favorite recipe:
2 Large Handfuls of Strawberries
1 Pummelo (pink if possible)
11-21-2009, 11:47 AM
MMmmm! That sounds really good!! :D
11-25-2009, 05:47 PM
The rind is very, very thick, and when I cut it open all I could think was how much I spent just on the inedible rind. So, no more pummelo for me.
It isn't inedible actually. It's popular to make candies out of. I'm sure that it would be possible to make raw food candies out of it with a bit of experimentation. I don't have a dehydrator so I'm not able to give it a try.
11-25-2009, 05:55 PM
i bought one yesterday... i'm going to wait patiently for it to get heavy!!!
11-28-2009, 03:24 AM
Patience is a good virtue to have. Enjoy!! :)
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