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Citradia

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First pomelo
« on: March 11, 2017, 05:46:02 PM »
I just bought my first pomelo fruit; how do you eat it? Like a grapefruit with spoon?

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 06:05:34 PM »
Its like a grapefruit, you don't want to eat the membrane.  I cut a slice in it, tear a big chunk out, and peel the rind & membranes off as you go and eat the flesh.  If you cut it all up with a knife you generally slice up the membranes making them harder to peel.

 I guess you cuold use a spoon, might be too dense though.

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 06:22:14 PM »
I eat pummelo just the same as a grapefruit.

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 07:31:45 PM »
Millet, you mean cut it horizontally and use grapefruit spoon? Are they supposed to be bitter like grapefruit?

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 07:56:31 PM »
I dont eat like a grapefruit.  As Brian said.  I peel it and remove flesh from membrane.  Membrane is tough, tougher than a grapefruits  membrane.

I get mine shipped fresh from a California grower and I k ow he doesnt eat like a grapefruit either.
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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 09:37:25 PM »
Citradia, I eat grapefruit with morning breakfast, I cut a grapefruit horizontally, then I take a knife and slice down both sides each membrane and  completely around separating the flesh from the white albedo.  Then I eat it with a spoon. Each wedge comes out easily. Lastly, I then squeeze the empty fruit into the bowl and drink the last of the juice.   I do the very same when I eat pummelos. 

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 08:49:29 AM »
I dont eat like a grapefruit.  As Brian said.  I peel it and remove flesh from membrane.  Membrane is tough, tougher than a grapefruits  membrane.

I get mine shipped fresh from a California grower and I k ow he doesnt eat like a grapefruit either.

Same here
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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 09:40:24 AM »




What kind of pummelo? Wasn't labeled at store.

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 03:53:24 PM »
I eat it like a navel orange.

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 04:00:16 PM »
Citarida, looks like a Chandler (pink flesh).

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 10:20:42 PM »
It isn't very big.Just ripping it open and removing segments which you then peel is easy enough.Cutting through the equator like a grapefruit is not the usual way and means you have to eat it all fast before spoiling.

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 11:25:16 PM »
Here's how I peel and eat and it, like this lady's demo from Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVLhIfekw90

Except: I don't have sharp and long nails, so I used knives to peel
off the membrane... :)
Sam

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Re: First pomelo
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 04:10:37 PM »
Thanks.  I notice in the video they spell the name wrong.  The correct spelling is not pomelo, but rather pummelo.

 

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