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    • Polly
    • By Polly 19th Oct 08, 4:43 PM
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    How do I prep a honey pomelo?
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    • 19th Oct 08, 4:43 PM
    How do I prep a honey pomelo? 19th Oct 08 at 4:43 PM
    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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  • misskool
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    • 19th Oct 08, 5:00 PM
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    • 19th Oct 08, 5:00 PM
    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...
  • anniebooklover
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    • 19th Oct 08, 5:08 PM
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    • 19th Oct 08, 5:08 PM
    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:
    Originally posted by Polly
    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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    • sandy2
    • By sandy2 19th Oct 08, 7:12 PM
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    • 19th Oct 08, 7:12 PM
    Pomelo is spanish for grapefruit
    • Polly
    • By Polly 19th Oct 08, 9:15 PM
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    Thanks to you all - what an education I've just had!!
    • Pennylane
    • By Pennylane 15th Sep 09, 3:21 PM
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    • 15th Sep 09, 3:21 PM
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    • 15th Sep 09, 3:21 PM
    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.
  • kylez
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    • 29th Nov 09, 4:00 PM
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    • 29th Nov 09, 4:00 PM
    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
  • katiemartin79
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    • 20th Jan 10, 3:59 PM
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    • 20th Jan 10, 3:59 PM
    They're only 39p in Lidl this week
  • linden12
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    • 22nd Dec 10, 3:18 PM
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    • 22nd Dec 10, 3:18 PM
    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
    Last edited by linden12; 22-12-2010 at 5:43 PM.
    • Seakay
    • By Seakay 22nd Dec 10, 3:19 PM
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    Not melon according to this thread - grapefruit!
  • coinqueen
    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.
    • Alison Funnell
    • By Alison Funnell 29th Jan 11, 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.
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    • APennySaved
    • By APennySaved 14th Jan 18, 11:53 AM
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    Ha-ha! I too had the same idea when I saw this in the shop - as others posters in this thread - of thinking it was a melon! This was helped by the fact that it looks like a big round yellow 'honeydew melon', & the label had the similar name of "honey pomelo".

    I saw this just before Christmas (in Lidl, needless to say!).

    So I was VERY surprised to find when I cut it open (though I should have realised this as it was far softer to cut than a sturdy melon!) it looked just like a GIANT grapefruit! :-D

    Tasting it, it was nice & sweet, so less 'sharp' than a grapefruit.

    Sadly, the resident in the house with high-chol has had to avoid it, as they are on statin tablets (see: Does grapefruit affect my medicine?).

    WHAT a lovely new fruit to find. Good old Lidl etc.: always introducing fruits we had never heard of! :-D
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    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 14th Jan 18, 2:48 PM
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    I tried one of those for the first time last year. I paid more than that for it though, next time I should go to Lidl!
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Jan 18, 3:52 PM
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    Ha-ha! I too had the same idea when I saw this in the shop - as others posters in this thread - of thinking it was a melon! This was helped by the fact that it looks like a big round yellow 'honeydew melon', & the label had the similar name of "honey pomelo".

    I saw this just before Christmas (in Lidl, needless to say!).

    So I was VERY surprised to find when I cut it open (though I should have realised this as it was far softer to cut than a sturdy melon!) it looked just like a GIANT grapefruit! :-D

    Tasting it, it was nice & sweet, so less 'sharp' than a grapefruit.

    Sadly, the resident in the house with high-chol has had to avoid it, as they are on statin tablets (see: Does grapefruit affect my medicine?).

    WHAT a lovely new fruit to find. Good old Lidl etc.: always introducing fruits we had never heard of! :-D
    Originally posted by APennySaved

    Not quite new, I remember them being introduced back in the 80's when I was a produce manager for Sainsburys
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