Yesterday my friends brought to me two gigantic citruses. At first I assumed that this was a grapefruit, but the size was too impressive for a grapefruit. As I found out later this fruit is called pomelo. And its Latin name is Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis that actually says that the subject is a large citrus. That's it - the weight of the fruit can reach 10 kg and in diameter it can be 30 cm.The taste reminds of a grapefruit, same sweet-sour with smack of bitter. The citrus comes from China. And the Chinese also have a tradition of sharing the fruits of pomelo on the New Year’s Eve, as a wish of prosperity and well-being.
A ripe pomelo is slightly soft to touch and have strong aroma. It may be kept for months, even without refrigeration. It is very good in dishes with seafood, especially prawns. By itself, eaten fresh, it is also tasty. And besides being tasty it is good for health. Like all the citrus, pomelo is rich in vitamin C. It helps also in atherosclerosis, arterial blood pressure, purifies the blood vessels and even prevents the formation of tumors.