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11-12-2005, 08:37 PM
Pommelo (sp?) it says 'red pommelo' on the sticker but it's a big green round thing.
I've bought cherimoya before but was not sure what to do with it so I bought some again.
i wanted to try some papaya but it was so expensive. I'll have to wait on that.
So, does anyone have any ideas on these fruits, especially the first two?
Lady Green Jeans
11-12-2005, 08:48 PM
Cherimoya is also called "custard fruit" and is one of my favorites when I can afford it. I find it is best eaten when soft--soft thumb pressure on the fruit has a give or yield to it-not mushy but soft. Avoid the black seeds and I never ate the skin. Fantastic. Hope someone provides feedback on the others. Enjoy.
11-12-2005, 09:32 PM
Hi Jenna Rose,
Pomelos.... mmmmm yummy fruit. Its green skin but on the inside its red 'meat'. The red ones are supposingly to be sweeter than the white ones. Think of it as a BIG orange. Best to peel the skin rather then cutting them and you have a big whole orange-like fruit awaiting for you to peel the segments apart and devour it with bliss and gratitude :)
Pomegranates.... its alright with me but some find it really good. Think you can simply divide the outer skin apart and either tap on the half-shell with 'meat' side down with a spoon so your 'meat' would be collected into a bowl or simply eat it off with your fingers/spoon. The seeds are edible too, just like figs, crunchy. When I eat this fruit I kinda avoid the whitish pith part coz its a bit bitter to me!
Both are sweet lovely fruits! Papayas, or some say paw-paw, are nice too! Its meat is orangey in colour. Case you are thinking of purchasing one in future, do get the ripe ones (green skins are not ripe but some do like to eat the unripened papayas stating it has many health benefits). Then, again depending on the size, with the small ones you can simply cut half length-ways scoop out the black seeds and eat as is. Some do take the seeds, a spoonful at least (which I do at times) but it has a bitter taste to it. Very medicinal the seeds are!
savour and enjoy ;)
11-12-2005, 09:57 PM
I put some of the pomegranate in my smoothies....they are tart and add a great, unusual flavor.....my daughter's favorite fruit....she just eats the seeds.....they are like tiny jewels...the juice stains.
11-12-2005, 10:06 PM
YUM!!! Pomegrantes!!! We love these wonderful fruits. Expensive but NOW is when they come out and the kids have the best time with these. YES they stain!! Peal the outside and there are bubbles of juice filled beads with a tiny seed in the center. They are messy and fun to eat.
When I was 15 years old (yes lots of years ago) I had a crush on a guy in high school. He invited me out to the court yard before school started in the morning and we sat on the bench and he introduced me to pomegrantes........wonder where ole' Peter is today!! hahahahaha :p I buy 5-6 every year at this time and let them sit on my window sill and dry up they make wonderful decorations!!!
11-13-2005, 11:12 AM
Pomello are one of my favourite fruits...
They are like a large, less juicy, slightly sweeter version of a grapefruit!
I usually just peel them (takes a bit of effort) and eat!
(I usually take the inner rind completely off the fruit)
I LOVE these and wish they were a little more affordable where I live!
11-13-2005, 11:16 AM
Just bought a pomello this morning.thanks for the inspiration...and two huge pomegranets to send to my daughter in NY for a b'day surprise~
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