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pomelo love...



Native to Southeast Asia, the pomelo {also known as a Chinese grapefruit} is usually pale green to yellow on the outside when ripe, with sweet white or pale yellow flesh and very thick spongy rind. I first tried a pomelo last year and have since fallen in love with this grapefruit doppelgänger. It's like a mild, less bitter grapefruit and way more fun to eat.

Pomelos are really big {almost as big as your head!}, so one half is often equal to a normal grapefruit. When eating, be sure to peel off the thick spongy rind as well as the skin layers between each segment. While you can certainly peel it like an orange, it's best not to eat the skin as it's super bitter. The skin is surprisingly easy to peel off using a combination of a small knife and your bare hands. You can find pomelos at your local farmer's market, Asian grocery store, and sometimes at your local chain grocery store. Just look for what looks like a giant green or yellow grapefruit, and that's a pomelo!

{photos by Oh Joy. napkin from Dwellstudio, guest check tray from Fishs Eddy.}