Sunday, March 9, 2008

Unsolved Mysteries Revealed

I don't know why it's taken me so long to finally find out what oro blancos and cocktail grapefruits and pomelos actually are, but I have, and I'm sharing my research with you.

Oro Blanco: The oro blanco is apparently a pomelo hybrid.

Pomelo: A variety of grapefruit, the pomelo is a native of Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, but is obviously grown elsewhere. Like its sibling/offspring/relative, the oro blanco, pomelos have spongy flesh and sweet fruit. I have found my samples from the farmer's market to have a more bitter flavor than oro blancos.

Cocktail Grapefruit: This mythic fruit, unknown to my East Coast readers, is actually a hybrid of the frua mandarin and pomelo. As far as I know, they are only grown in California. (Sorry for the poor quality image.)

Please feel free to share anything you've discovered as well.

1 comment:

Raven said...

This really helped. We couldn't figure out what we were eating before! :-)