How to peel a pomelo?
The pomelo is a citrus fruit originating from Southeast Asia. Despite its exotic origin, it is becoming increasingly popular in Polish homes, as an interesting alternative to the more classic oranges or mandarins. No wonder, its delicious, juicy flavor can enchant the most sophisticated palate. It’s very sweet, but has some nice grapefruit bitterness to it (noticeable mostly in the aroma).
Peeling the pomelo
For a complete culinary experience, prepare the pomelo properly. Although in appearance it resembles a giant orange, the method used to peel these two fruits is different. The skin of the pomelo is thick and spongy, and a decent knife will help in removing it.
How to peel a pomelo – method
The best strategy for peeling pomelos is to cut off the top and bottom of the fruit, and then peel off the remainder of the covering (after cutting it horizontally). Dealing with the outer layer is not the end of the struggle. It is crucial to remove all the white parts of the fruit, as well as the transparent membranes between the particles, as these parts are very bitter. The easiest way to do this is to cut the seam on the inside of the pomelo The membranes will come off easily on their own. Only then is the flesh suitable for consumption. Despite some difficulty in processing, the pomelo is a great source of vitamins and minerals, aids weight loss and protects against certain diseases. Looking at such a long list of benefits of this fruit, the minor inconvenience of peeling it does not seem to be important.