Sunday, February 19, 2012

Orange Bali (pomelo, Citrus grandis, C. maxima)

Fruit Warehouse | (pomelo, Citrus grandis, C. maxima) | The pomelo tastes like a sweet, mild grapefruit (which is Itself a hybrid of the pomelo and the orange), though the typical pomelo is much larger in size than the grapefruit. The peel of the pomelo is also used in Chinese cooking. In general, citrus peel is Often used in southern Chinese cuisine for flavoring, ESPECIALLY in sweet soup desserts.

The pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) is a crisp citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia. It is the largest citrus fruit, 15-25 centimetres (5.9-9.8 in) in diameter, and usually weighing 1-2 kilograms (2.2-4.4 lb). Other spellings for pomelo include pummelo, and pommelo, and other names include Grapefruit, Chinese grapefruit, jabong, lusho fruit, pompelmous from Tamil limāsu Pampa, (பம்பளி மாசு) pompous lemon and shaddock.

The Chandler is a California variety of pomelo, with a smoother skin than many other varieties. Chandler An individual can reach the fruit weight of one kilogram. The tangelo is a hybrid Between the pomelo and the tangerine. Mandelos are another pomelo hybrid.

The pomelo, cut into wedges, is dipped in salt before it is eaten. Pomelo  juices and juice-flavored drink mixes are also common. In Thailand, the fruit is called som o (ส้ม โอ), and is eaten raw, usually dipped into a salt, sugar and chile pepper mixture. In Malay and Indonesian, the pomelo is known as lime / grapefruit ("Balinese lime / orange") after the island of Bali. The town of Tambun in Perak, Malaysia is famous for pomelos.

Pomelos are a must during the mid-autumn festival or mooncakes festival; They are normally eaten fresh. Unlike the Malaysian variety, the white flesh are sour  jambura and pink flesh are sweet in this region. The Japanese refer to the pomelo as buntan (文旦This fruit holds a high place in the culture and tradition of Manipur. The fruit is known as chakotha Hannu (ಚಕ್ಕೋತ ಹಣ್ಣು) in Kannada and Dabba kaaya in Telugu.

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