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Test Kitchen Favourite - Pummelo

By: Canadian Living
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Test Kitchen Favourite - Pummelo

By: Canadian Living

If you haven't tried pummelo already, I strongly encourage you to pick one up next time you're at the grocery store. If you like grapefruits, you will love pummelo! [caption id="attachment_9956" align="alignnone" width="600"] pummelo on left, navel orange on right[/caption] The pummelo is the largest in the citrus family. It can range in size, but is about the size of a cantaloupe (or as we decided in the Test Kitchen, about the size of a newborn baby's head!). Pummelo rind is very thick and usually pale yellow with a hint of green when ripe, and feels almost like styrofoam when you are peeling it. The flesh ranges from white to pink and like any citrus fruit, it has segments, but the pith that surounds them is thicker and needs to be removed before eating. To peel, cut off the top and bottom and using your hands, peel away the thick rind. Break into segments and peel away the pith. Pummelo tastes similar to a grapefruit, but is sweeter and less sour. The segments are larger and firmer, and can be less juicy. It is a popular fruit in Asian culture and cuisine, but can easily sub in for grapefruit in any recipe (like  this and  this).   Photography by Leah Kuhne
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