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pomelo

(pŏm`əlō'): see grapefruitgrapefruit,
 pomelo
, or pummelo
, citrus fruit (Citrus paradisi) of the family Rutaceae (orange family). The grapefruit is so named because it grows in grapelike bunches. The large globular fruit weighs from 1 to 5 lb (0.45–2.27 kg).
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pomelo

1. a tropical rutaceous tree, Citrus maxima (or C. decumana), grown widely in oriental regions for its large yellow grapefruit-like edible fruit
2. the fruit of this tree
3. Chiefly US another name for grapefruit
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A California native, the oro blanco is a hybrid of a pummelo (the original Asian grapefruit) and a regular grapefruit developed at the University of California at Riverside in 1958.
Unlike thick-skinned pummelo, hybrid can be eaten like a grapefruit.
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15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunkist Growers has announced the beginning of pummelo season with the launch of a new short instructional video about the Vitamin C-packed citrus fruit.
The Sunkist shrimp cocktail recipe below features pummelo combined with shallots and sage for a refreshing flavor combination that commands attention.
Combine Sunkist pummelo segments, Sunkist pummelo juice, boiled shrimp, shallots and chopped sage in a zip top plastic bag, making sure marinade ingredients are distributed evenly.
Remove 5 shrimp and 5 pummelo segments from marinade, drain.
The pummelo, which originated in Malaysia, is the world's largest citrus fruit.
From sweet navel oranges and tart grapefruits to the more exotic like the aromatic pummelos and tangy minneolas, premium quality Sunkist citrus is now in peak season and available in the widest selection of the year -- a perfect time for inspiring new recipes or freshening up family favorites.