|Tangelo, Pummelo & Pear. Photo by Angela Tague|
Then it happened; I stumbled upon what looked like a giant grapefruit at the grocery store.
It's called a pummelo and after a little research I found out it's the largest citrus fruit in the world. It can reach a whopping 12-inches in diameter. Pummelos are low in calories, fat free and rich in Vitamin C.
After I peeled away the 3/4-inch thick, spongy yellow skin, the inside of the fruit resembled a juicy grapefruit covered in a thick layer of white pith. The fruit has segments and pretty pink flesh. The flavor reminded me of a mild, sweet grapefruit that didn't need a sprinkle of sugar to taste good. Delicious!
Have you ever had a pummelo?
Until Next Time,
Whole Foods Living