More even than the correct spelling, this huge bin of fruits at Whole Foods had me intrigued. What were these things that looked like superhero-sized grapefruits.
So began my saga of the pomelo.
I was curious enough to actually remember when I got home, so I googled.
What I found was that the pomelo is a citrus fruit that's extremely high in potassium. So high that people on blood pressure medication are warned about them and others use them to control blood pressure.
So I went back to Whole Foods.
No more pomelos. :(
I asked and they sent me over to a bin that looked like lemons. Ah, no. Wrong size.
Another clerk finally told me - no more pomelos.
I was sad. :(
So a few weeks later, after the cute dog had surgery, I was walking in a different neighborhood by the emergency hospital. Lo and behold - pomelos. I bought two!
I watched a video online about how to open them. This is where it gets interesting.
So once you get them open - the taste is wonderful. Sort of like a grapefruit, only sweeter. Less bitter.
Pictures to follow. They're on the wrong camera for me to upload. Oops.
In the meantime, have you ever eaten a pomelo?