Emilee and I walked into Whole Foods Market last Saturday morning and saw something "new" (to us) on their citrus display!
We saw pummelos advertised on sale, and since we've never tried this fruit before, decided that we needed to take one home for a taste test.
The guy at Whole Foods who helped bag my groceries was commenting on it, telling me what I might expect when I cut into it.
As you can see, because of the thickness of the rind, the fruit inside is nearly the same as a regular sized grapefruit. The pummelo is considered an exotic citrus fruit and, as with most citrus, it is high in vitamin C. Our bodies crave citrus during winter months and if we eat lots of it we can keep colds and infections to a minimum. Citrus = Superfoods!
The taste is very much like a grapefruit, but just a bit sweeter, in my opinion. I really liked it! Even though the fruit seemed slight after cutting away all the outer skin, I feel like this big ol' pummelo yielded about 2-3 servings of fruit.
What new or different foods have you tried lately?