February 9, 2015
I adore most citrus fruit (and love the citrus-inspired spa treatments going on right now til the end of February over at the Stillwater Spa — I wrote about it over at Vitamin Daily). Anyhow, I have a new obsession: the sweetie.
Sweeties are a hybrid of grapefruit and pomelos. They’re about the size of a grapefruit but with a pale green peel, and juicy like them, too. But they have the sweetness of pomelos (so I’ve been told; I’m not super familiar with pomelos). Grown in Israel, sweeties have a high sugar content and low acidity. In half a sweetie, there are 100 calories, 22 grams of carbs, 11 grams of sugar, to share just a few of the nutrition facts on this fruit.
Eat them how you would a grapefruit (they’ve replaced my half grapefruit habit in the a.m.), put them in a smoothie or juice them, and how about adding that juice to a margarita (hello!).
Where to find them? Well, you can find this Jaffa product at Costco ($5.98 for a 5-lb bag).
(More importantly, who’s going to be my sweetie dealer, non-Costco member over here and I’ve run out of my stash!)
Filed under: Foodie Swellness