The past two weeks you've had normal food while I hosted two of my fellow LIS authors. Today you get me and the weird healthy foods again.
But I do have something unusual to share - my newest discovery and my absolute to-die for favorite fruit.
Have you ever had a Sweetie?
Oh, my word!!!! They are the most amazingly delicious fruits that no one I know has ever heard of.
(How's that for a sentence? *wink wink)
Two weeks ago my husband and I were in Costco and I saw these bags of things called Jaffa Sweeties.
I'd seen Jaffa oranges from Israel before, but these fruits were yellow and green and looked like small grapefruit. I was curious, so I bought some.
When I got home and tasted them..... I don't even know what to say but OH.SO.DELICIOUS.
They're sweeter than grapefruit and soooooooo juicy. I'm not sure I ever ate anything this juicy!
It gets even better. I looked them up online.
It turns out they are a hybrid of a pomelo and a grapefruit. Remember I introduced you to pomelos back in January? Some research that was done show that these fruits are really good at lowering cholesterol! http://www.israel21c.org/israeli-fruit-hybrid-lowers-cholesterol/
Okay - the bad news. They're only available for a very short season in winter and COSTCO is the only place I've been able to find them. :(
They're incredibly easy to peel - like an orange. They're sweet and apparently much lower in acid content than grapefruit. They're also the perfect size to eat in one sitting.
So, the big question. Apparently these have been around awhile (since at least 2004), but I've never seen them before. Have any of you ever seen or tasted a Jaffa Sweetie?
I'm hoping we can start a campaign to get more stores to carry them next winter!