And I thought I was thick skinned




This is a pomelo, citrus maxima. It was on sale in Mawkerthai market this morning for 40 pence. this one was a magnificent specimen, about 25cm across, weighing 2kg. Most of it is skin and pith. The vendor sliced it apart with a chopper and removed the rind. As an accompaniment, he gave me a few sachets of sugar-salt-chilli mixture, which brings out the flavour. It doesn’t taste as sour and acidic as grapefruit. The internal partitions separating the segments are very tough and fibrous. It can be fiddly opening up each compartment and extracting the fruit, but it is worth it. This pomelo provided most of the clinic staff and several patients with one portion of their “five a day”.


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