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How do I prep a honey pomelo?
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Old 19-10-2008, 4:43 PM
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Default How do I prep a honey pomelo?

Just bought a honey pomelo from Lidl (on offer doncha know!) but don't know where to start. Hoping its a giant pear or something similar that will go a long way in a fruit salad. All replies greatly appreciated :confused:
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Old 19-10-2008, 5:00 PM
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It's got a soft squishy outer skin and you eat the citrus bits in the middle.

So take a sharp knife and score the outer skin, peel back until you get to the fruit. Then slice the fruit up like you would an orange.

Take care to remove as much of the pith as possible as it is quite bitter.

Yum yum, i haven't had one in ages...
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Just bought a honey pomelo from Lidl (on offer doncha know!) but don't know where to start. Hoping its a giant pear or something similar that will go a long way in a fruit salad. All replies greatly appreciated :confused:
I buy pomelo and to me it's just like a huge grapefruit. Cut the fruit segments out and mix with other citrus fruits, pineapple, melon and the like. Delish.
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Old 19-10-2008, 7:12 PM
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Pomelo is spanish for grapefruit
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Thanks to you all - what an education I've just had!!
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Old 15-09-2009, 3:21 PM
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Yay!! I figured there might be a thread on here Lidl had these for 1.49 today and I was tempted. Anyone else tried them. Apparently they are grown in china and are like giant grapefruit.

Will be eating it in a few days, so will give my verdict.
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Old 29-11-2009, 4:00 PM
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everyone seems to be buying from lidl xD i just got myself 1 out of curiosity to and checked here to find out wat it was.. after reading all the comments i expected to find a tiny grapefruit inside but it was actually quite huge 6-7 inches of fruit, neways they are easy to open and the skin around the segments is a little dry and so it peels away very easily leaving u with all of the juicy bit which is pretty tasty.. not as strong flavour as a normal grapefruit its quite mild but still a very good snack to have i could eat these all the time.. shame they arnt usually in supermarkets
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Old 20-01-2010, 3:59 PM
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They're only 39p in Lidl this week
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just brought one was 1 pounds did think it was a melon then thought 1 big lemon now looking here i now know some kind of grapefruit so now i know what i just brought thank you all

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Not melon according to this thread - grapefruit!
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Old 29-01-2011, 12:45 AM
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Smile honey pomelo

I also bought a honey pomelo yesterday and wondered if was a type of melon.
I have since discovered it is a member of the grapefruit family so husband cannot eat it as he is on blood pressure tablets and warfarin.
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Old 29-01-2011, 4:43 AM
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Very true. Though I am naughty and occasionally have some, always the opposite end of the day from my meds.

Sadly I LOVE pomelo and grapefruit.
Put the kettle on.
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