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General Discussion Pomelos


Cebca | | Feb 17, 2009 12:21 PM

Okay, so I have a question about Pomelos that has been bothering me for, I am not kidding, 11 years (and I am 23, so this has been torturing me for a large portion of my life). I was in Israel on a group trip at the age of 12 when one of the trip chaperones first introduced me to a pomelo. It was huge, probably about twice the size of a grapefruit, and I think the inside was pink, though maybe it was yellow, I'm not sure. But what really separated it from the Pomelos I've been able to find since is that the "cells" were HUGE. We didn't eat it in sections but rather peeled off a chunk of a few cells at a time and plopped them into our mouth. The taste was delicious and the texture was unmatched. Upon coming home I immediately sent my mom off to find some, which was no easy feat in Connecticut at that time. Since then I have found many Pomelos, but they all disappoint with cells much smaller than in my memory and really not able to be grasped and eaten.

Did I have a special kind of Pomelo? Is it only available in the Middle East? What is it called? Can I find it in California? Anyone?

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