A very large citrus fruit native to Malaysia, thought to be the parent of the grapefruit. Pomelos have a sweet citrus flavor and range in size from cantaloupe-size to watermelon size (1 foot in diameter and 25 pounds!). The outer skin is very thick but soft and easy to peel and varies from yellow to pink with a light yellow to coral-pink flesh. Like grapefruit, pomelos range from almost seedless to very seedy; from juicy to dry; and from sweet to sour. Pomelos can be eaten like a grapefruit, but the membranes around the segments should be peeled.
Select fruit that is heavy for its size, no bruises, sweetly fragrant and firm to the touch.
Refrigerate up to one week.