Posts Tagged: pummelo

Jan 10

Midweek Thoughts – Part 3

It’s Wednesday! That means it’s time for another exciting round of Midweek Thoughts. *waits for applause*

I think one of the best things about having my own blog is that I don’t have to worry about anyone taking it away from me after seven months. Or do I? *eyes Jay Leno suspiciously*

This morning I had a dream that I was taking a nap in a booth at Old Country Buffet. I was all comfy with my pillow and my blanket and everything. When I awoke, I decided it would be a good idea to eat there, so I went up to the counter to pay for a meal. When I came back to my booth, the pillow and blanket were gone. The staff had thrown them away. This was a very very sad dream.


Writing about pummelos in a previous blog entry was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. Apparently it’s quite common for people to search on the web using the phrase, “what’s a pummelo?” Luckily for me, that query seems to list my blog entry near the top. Perhaps I should change this blog’s title to “What’s a Pummelo?” People would read my blog and be confused. “Why did he name his blog that? He only talks about pummelos occasionally. And he seems to know what they are. What a dumb blog name.” Now I kind of want to do it…

Jan 10

Pummelo… What’s a pummelo??

Last night I decided to pay a visit to the local Walmart in order to procure some foodstuffs. Upon arrival, I entered the produce section. Feeling a need to be a bit more healthy in 2010, I decided to purchase some fruit.

I came across something unusual. “Hmmm, what’s this?” I thought to myself. “It’s some sort of citrus fruit the size of a small melon.” I checked the produce sticker, and it was labeled a “pummelo.” “Pummelo? What’s a pummelo?” I pondered. After deliberating for a few minutes I decided to invest $2.50 in this unusual fruit. I purchased it and took it home.


So what is a pummelo? Well, that depends on where you’re from. A pummelo may actually be a pomelo, pommelo, Chinese grapefruit, jabong, lusho fruit, pompelmous, Papanas, shaddock, chakotara, or if you’re from the Indian state of Manipur, a Nobab. Uhh… yeah, but what is it, exactly? It’s basically like a grapefruit except less tart and much larger.

Of course, I didn’t know what it was when I bought it. And when I got it home, I wasn’t sure if I should peel it like an orange or cut it like a grapefruit. I decided to peel it like an orange, which as it turns out was the wrong decision. Doh!


The fruit was very difficult to extract from the membrane. The membrane was quite bitter, so I didn’t really care to eat much of it. The peel was very thick, in fact, it was much thicker than any other citrus I’d eaten in the past.


Overall the fruit tasted pleasant enough. But was it worth $2.50? Nah… not really. In the future, if I want a fruit that tastes like a grapefruit, I’ll probably just buy a grapefruit.