To good health


Illustration by SERENE LUSANO

Citrus trees are generous this year. Take your local pick—literally—of virtually any variety. One of the most unusual, though, is the pomelo. The pomelo, which looks like a large, soft grapefruit, isn’t quite as juicy as other citrus. It has a thick rind covering the greenish white-to-pink flesh. Pomelos make for a good addition to green salads, although they’re also traditionally eaten for Lunar New Year (February 8 this year). The Cantonese word for pomelo sounds similar to “prosperity,” so the fruit represents abundance and good health in the coming year.