Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Citrus maxima (or Citrus grandis - Common names: Pomelo, pummelo, pommelo, pamplemousse, or shaddock) is a natural (non-hybrid) citrus fruit, with the appearance of a big grapefruit, native to South and Southeast Asia.

The fruit tastes like a sweet, mild grapefruit (which is itself believed to be a hybrid of Citrus maxima and the orange), though the typical pomelo is much larger than the grapefruit. It has none, or very little, of the common grapefruit's bitterness, but the enveloping membranous material around the segments is bitter, considered inedible, and thus is usually discarded. The peel is sometimes used to make marmalade, can be candied, and is sometimes dipped in chocolate. In Brazil, the thick skin is often used for making a sweet conserve, while the middle is discarded. Pomelos are often eaten in Asia during the mid-autumn festival or mooncake festival.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Nice macro's . I like them.

  2. Wonderful shots. The pomelos in the bottom photo are huge!
    Take 25 to Hollister

  3. I've never tasted pomelos. I'll have to put this on my to-do list!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/nighttime-paddle-on-jordan-lake.html

  4. I tried one for the very first time year when I saw it in my local supermarket and didn't know what it was. It was nice but I think I prefer the Ruby Grapefruits.


  5. The pomelo sounds very versatile. Love the detail in the first photo.


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