{try-me tuesday} – a pomelo fruit

22 Jan

ever seen one of these? you may have passed them in the produce section and wondered what that odd-looking grapefruit type thing was… well, it’s a pomelo – or, pummelo. they aren’t exactly inexpensive, i will say.  this is because they are usually sold by the pound and are rather heavy.  i paid about 4 bucks for this one… but i bought it with the specific intent of sharing it on the blog with all of you.  they are super yummy.  if you like grapefruit, there’s a good chance you’ll like a pummelo… the rind is very thick {about a half inch to inch} and the flesh is usually pinkish, but can vary depending on size, origin, etc.

try one!


this guy weighed about 2.5 pounds – i’ve seen them as big and as heavy as 4 pounds – that’s like a 9 dollar piece of fruit! haha


check out that rind!  {and that pretty colour!}


so yummy. and so good for you : fiber, vitamin c, and potassium all come with pummelo’s yummy flavour.

try one, for real!  eat them by the slice, throw them in a smoothie {white part too, it’s full of fiber!}, add to a fruit salad, freeze and throw in some soda water… whatever you do, enjoy it!

5 Responses to “{try-me tuesday} – a pomelo fruit”

  1. anthony0358 January 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    oh I love it! I am going to put this on my shopping list on Saturday


    • cooking with audrey January 23, 2013 at 12:30 am #

      you can definitely find them at whole foods, anthony! let me know what you think if you get one!


  2. Moms Who Juice February 10, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    I mix my grapefruit with oranges in a juice, since they are a little too tart for me. Drinking them in the morning is great for energy and with breakfast. I seem to have less of a blood sugar crash around mid-morning when I drink grapefruit.
    Love your photos! 🙂


    • cooking with audrey February 10, 2013 at 11:35 am #

      hi liz! thanks for reading and for the sweet comment. i agree, grapefruit can be tart. the pomelo was a little less tart – less of a bite for sure. dates are a great sweetener in smoothies as well 🙂



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