Food Adventures: My First Pummelo

Tangelo, Pummelo & Pear. Photo by Angela Tague
I enjoy trying new foods. Originally I planned to profile a new food for each day of the A to Z Challenge, but decided that during late winter in Iowa it wouldn't be too easy to find exotic produce at a reasonable price.

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,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

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20 comments:

  1. No, I haven't, but I think I'll have to give it a shot.

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    1. It really is tasty! I like that I didn't have to add sugar to make it sweet enough! ~Angela

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  2. I've never even heard of a pummelo...something I'll have to keep an eye out for :)

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  3. I've never seen one of these! I can't wait to try one :)

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    1. Do try it! It was surprisingly mild and not tart at all! ~Angela

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  4. Never heard of it but I know I would like it. I love all fruit!

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  5. I have tried pummelo. I found it OK. I don't think I've buy one again though. I think it was too bland for me.
    My taste buds like things tart, I guess!

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    1. If you love puckery-tart fruits then this isn't for you! The pummelo is very mild--or bland! But I think it would be good in a fruit salad with a variety of flavors! ~Angela

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  6. I haven't even heard of one! But if it has a citrusy flavour, I would probably love it. :)

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  7. I always wondered about them. I'll to try one. Thanks for the fruit review!

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    1. You're welcome! They're yummy, but take quite awhile to peel! The skin is soooo thick! ~Angela

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  8. I've not tried a pummelo, but you've made me curious. I love trying new foods and have been working my way through all the interesting squash at our local Asian grocery store.

    Tui, from A to Z
    Twitter: @mentalmosaic
    blog: Tui Snider's Texas, Travel, Photos & Reviews

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    1. Fun! I love your squash idea!! That's how you can easily find a new favorite food! ~Angela

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  9. Never heard of them. But they look and sound awesome! Definitely gonna keep my eye out for them so I can try one myself!

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    1. It was pretty tasty! But they do take a long time to peel and prep! ~Angela

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  10. I'm not sure. I know I've heard of them. I think I may have tried one once at a friend's house. I love trying new foods.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! Being adventuresome with food is how you find the good stuff! ~Angela

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