View Full Version : How do you eat a Pommelo?
11-22-2009, 02:16 PM
My hubby brought me home one of these things and I have never had one and have no idea how to go about it.
11-22-2009, 03:14 PM
I eat it like a grapefruit - peel the tough outer skin and some of the pith and then eat the segments inside.
You can also keep more of the pith on and juice it.
11-22-2009, 03:19 PM
Wow! Think I'm having deja vu oh no I'm not. There's another thread going around about pummellos! I'd show you it but can't cut n paste...I'm on my phone..YOU could search...
11-22-2009, 03:44 PM
I found it.....sorry should have checked first. Thanks!
One more question that was not answered in the other thread....what color should it be when ripe? Mine is green, is it ok to eat?
11-22-2009, 03:48 PM
...sorry if I came off as a smart alec...
mine was green but I thought someone in the other thread mentioned theirs was yellow???
they are an expensive novelty. I won't be buying them too often. too much rind -- thick! I personally like grapefruits better...but now you can say you've tried one...
11-22-2009, 04:49 PM
oh no, your fine, not smark alecky at all. ;)
I should have checked before popping off the question. Silly me.
Anyways hubby thought he would buy me something new. So sweet of him. I don't like grapefruits. We'll see how this goes! :) I saw that about it being yellow too. That is why I was wondering. Maybe there are different varieties? Like apples?
Hubby likes grapefruit and the children like pretty much everything so someone will enjoy it I'm sure.
11-22-2009, 05:10 PM
Someone else had a similar thread the other day - here's my reply from that one:
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)
11-22-2009, 05:14 PM
I bought a pommelo a few weeks ago. It was yellow and light as air.
I watched it, and it slowly began to turn green.
And it got heavier. But i thought it was still not ripe, so we dragged the thing down to South Carolina on our vacation. I still didn't eat it, the big rind is making me avoid it. We dragged it back home today. Maybe i will eat the thing this week. It looks ready!
11-22-2009, 05:48 PM
Thought it was gonna be somewhat sour. It's sweet compared to grapefruit. I bought two so I still have one left to eat! :D
11-22-2009, 07:30 PM
so does green mean it's ripe?
11-22-2009, 07:54 PM
Mine was grreen when I ate it...
11-22-2009, 09:27 PM
I was totally gonna say the same thing too! :)
11-22-2009, 10:29 PM
does this (http://www.liancome.com/chosepomelo.htm) help?
11-22-2009, 10:48 PM
I leave Mine on the Tree until they turn a Bright Yellow/Orange and they are about the same color inside.......What a TREAT to EAT.
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