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7 ways to celebrate winter citrus season

By: Lindsey Reynolds on Jan. 22, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
A green pomelo, cut open to show cross section

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Pomelo

Also known as the Chinese grapefruit, this (sometimes) basketball-sized citrus comes from Malaysia. Though not as bitter as a grapefruit, it's also less succulent, so look for one that's heavy for its size to maximize the juiciness.

Once you've cut through the thick, spongy pith, you'll want to also peel away the membrane around each segment; unlike oranges or grapefruit, this part is quite bitter and not edible. For a savory take on the gentle giant of citruses, try these baked chicken wings with a pomelo marinade.