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Update: 16.01.23

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Img.235 from Tropical fruits - #E2)

Img.235 (#E2): Pomelo is a huge fruit. Its size exceeds that of a human head. This fruit belongs to the same family as "grapefruit". However, it is sweeter than it. Inside, it looks somewhat similar to a giant lemon, in which the membranes between the segments are as thick as a strip and cannot be bitten through. Before eating, this fruit must first be peeled of its skin and inter-segment membranes. The remaining granular structure is edible, with a bittersweet taste. Inside, it contains bitter seeds-similar to giant lemon seeds-which are not suitable for eating. Like any other tropical fruit, the taste of the "pomelo" also depends drastically on the place where it grew. The tastiest "pomelos" grow around the Malaysian city of Ipoh. (I.e. the same "Ipoh" which was so named after the "Ipoh" tree from which the "curare" variety of poison used in the Pacific region is produced.) So if someone is going to be in Malaysia, I recommend that for the first time in his life to try just "pomelo" from Ipoh. This is because only the fruit there tastes truly delicious. Only when you know how they should really taste, you can also try them from other areas. In terms of the energy they contain, the "pomelo" is one of the "neutral" fruits. The Chinese claim that you can eat any amount of it and without any adverse consequences.

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