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Oroblanco fruit

Oroblanco (hybrid variety) is a cross between an acidless pomelo and a white grapefruit. It's a sweeter fruit, large in size with fewer seeds. Oroblanco fruit taste is similar to the scent of its flowers. The trees of Oroblanco do not grow in cold conditions. It has a tendency to adapt to its environment very fast and it is a vigorous grower.


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Oroblanco fruit

The fruit has thicker rind and is round in shape. It is available from September through December. It can also be eaten as a breakfast. It provides a source for vitamin C, vitamin A, protein, calcium, potassium, carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Oro Blanco grapefruits are also known as Sweetie. It is mainly imported from Israel. The fruits do not offer much flavor. The sweetness of Oroblanco attracts many buyers in Japan.

Origin

Scientific Name:Citrus paradisi C. maxima

Oroblanco was produced by the University of California breeding program in 1958. It was released in US in 1980.

Oroblanco tips

  • Choose an Oroblanco (slightly shiny skin) fruit, free of spots and bruises
  • Cut it in two and eat the Oroblanco with a spoon and divide it into segments like an orange
  • Leave the fruit at room temperature to feel the pleasant sweet flavor of the oroblanco
  • Warm oroblanco segments for a few minutes and add a splash of Pernod to make delicious dessert
  • Oroblanco can be added to salads or make fruit salad

Internal quality

  • Oroblanco fruit generate low acid with reasonably high Brix:acid ratios
  • The fruits are grown in New South Wales and evaluated in June 1998
  • Oroblanco fruit is pale yellow, similar to Marsh grapefruit
  • Minimum Brix:acid ratio in California for marketing Oroblanco fruit is 10:1

External quality

  • Older Oroblanco trees produce high quality fruit with similar size and skin texture to Marsh grapefruit
  • Mature trees produce medium-large size fruits with flattened shape
  • Early season fruits have green yellow color and late season fruits have skin color as like marsh

How to make Oroblanco juice?

oroblanco juice
  • Take out the flesh of Oro Blanco with thin-bladed knife
  • Slice a 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick disk off both the stem and blossom ends
  • Remove the peel/pith and expose the flesh of Oroblanco fruit where the membrane line separates the segments of the fruit. Continue to slice the fruit until only the flesh ball remains
  • Slice alternately on either side of the membranes between flesh segments
  • After removing the flesh segments, squeeze the membrane ball into the bowl to extract all the juice


Oroblanco fruit recipe

oroblanco salad
Oroblanco salad - Ingredients
  • 1 Oroblanco
  • Blue berries and strawberries
  • 1/2 a fuji apple
  • Kirsch

How to prepare?

Wash the blue berries and strawberries in fourth. Add in a bowl and sprinkle a bit of sugar. Peel the Oroblanco, remove the membranes to extract all the juice. Mix with the berries in the bowl. Peel and cut the fuji apple into nibble size. Add with the Oroblanco juice in the bowl. Dust the fruit salad with kirsch. Keep in the refrigerator and serve it.

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