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12/20/12 11:44 A

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hey Jane!

O I agree with you entirely about the breadfruit... I meant that they might LOOK like breadfruit... not taste like them. That said, I am going off descriptions of breadfruit, I've never see them growing OR in the stores here.

I remember first reading about them when I was a child, in the book "Mutiny on the Bounty", when they filled the ship with young breadfruit plants to transport to the New World from the Pacific.

Thanks for fleshing out my knowledge with preparation tips!
Interesting topic.

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12/20/12 6:17 A

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Mzz, I think you are correct about the pomelos. When I saw the name it clicked.

I have seen and eaten breadfruit and I do not think they are related at all. Breadfruit is a starch type of fruit that is picked at different stages depending how you want to prepare it. It can have the skin remove, cut in half the long way so the seeds can be removed, thin sliced and deep fried so they taste like potato chips. They can be cooked over coals, boiled, baked and the remove the skin with a variety of further preparations including pouring coconut milk over the prepared fruit. Too many ways for this topic. Different cultural groups prepare it differently also.

Jane

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12/19/12 3:07 P

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Way to score a good deal all around, Purrzy!

Jane
I am wondering if what you are seeing are pomelos?
Actually that's how scientists think that grapefruit came into being, natural cross pollination of pomelos and oranges.
I've also heard that breadfruit resembles grapefruit... since you're on a tropic isle that may be what it is. Next time you see one, investigate!

I was all excited when I moved to Texas because I saw what looked like grapefruits hanging from some of the trees in the woods. But when I investigated, it turned out to be Osage (horse apple) trees. They are rind to the core with a seed somewhere in there, kinda like breadfruits only you can't eat them. You also don't want someone throwing them at you, they hurt like a having a hardball thrown at you.

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Way back when I was a child (kid) we got tangerines at Christmas! I was thinking of that a few days ago when I went shopping and saw some really nice one for sale. The grapefruit looks great but I can no longer eat them. Enjoy one for me Mzzz.

We have oranges and grapefruit off the trees here. Also, one that looks a lot like a grapefruit but is larger. I have not tried it because I am not sure how close to a grapefruit it is.

Have a great day everyone.

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I got a case of oranges and grapefruit from the local FFA chapter. Well prices and support a school group? Score! I tend to peel the sections of grapefruit to eat.

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12/18/12 1:10 P

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Ugh!
Mom has a similar issue, Sandy... she still lives in Florida... there's a big grapefruit tree on the golf course that she used to get fresh grapefruit from. Every morning for breakfast, when they were in season, she'd go out a pick a few, juice them for her and Dad.

But she's on Coumadin and Statins now, so its been off the menu since she's had her stoke six years ago
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Aging.... its definitely not for sissies.

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As much as I love pink grapefruit, I have to stick with oranges and tangerines, as the grapefruit interfere with meds that I take. I REALLY miss them!

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You're welcome, girl!

I get revved up in the produce lane... its definitely a "Garden of Eatin"!

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Thanks for the great info Chief.

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Now is the time to enjoy the bounty of fresh ripe citrus that is flooding the produce section of your grocery!

One of my personal favorites is pink grapefruit, which have the added bonus of lycopene, the same carotenoid that gives watermelon, guava, tomatoes, blood and cara cara oranges their pinky red color.

My preferred way to eat them is to scrub their rinds with a brush and some soapy water, rinse.
Then cut in half, lay the cut side down on the cutting board, make a cut dividing it in two, then make three cuts at right angle so I have quarters slices of yummy fruit to just bite right off the rind.

A caveat about grapefruit... its notorious for interfering with certain medications, so make sure you Google your medication, to see if there are any interactions before eating them or having a glass of their juice. No interactions with thyroid hormone medications, so no worries there.

Here's an article on the topic from one of the best authorities on healthy eating, George Mateljan:
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