Starburst pummelo, also known as pomelo, is a large citrus fruit that is the ancestor of the common grapefruit. Pomelos are a true citrus fruit: they are a non-hybrid heirloom variety. Pomelos have a particularly thick rind and pith that can be separated easily by hand to reveal jewel-like clusters of citrus pulp. Pomelos taste similar to grapefruit in aroma but with more sweetness and little to no bitterness.
Uses: Make a shallow incision into the pomelo rind to expose the pith. Peel the rind with your hands until the center is revealed. Peel the segments free of pith and enjoy the clusters of sweet citrus pulp.
Pomelos can vary in color on the interior from pale yellow to a deep ruby red. These pomelos are extra large.