Fruits & Vegetables Week: Citrus paradisii, the Grape fruit

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 10, 2011, 3:35:18 AM1/10/11
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Citrus paradisii, the Grape fruit, another large fruit of the American continent, a hybrid between C. sinensis and C. maxima. Fruit is orange-yellow up to 15 cm across. The fruit is acidic and varrying in sweetness, the pulp white, pink to reddish.  

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nabha meghani

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Jan 10, 2011, 6:38:04 AM1/10/11
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Oh, my favorite fruit. We two eat one fruit every morning. It is sour to sweet and a bit bitter too. But with plenty of sugar it tastes very well.
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Nalini

Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Jan 10, 2011, 8:22:20 AM1/10/11
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It is strange that the fruit is not considered good enough  in our country (CHAKOTRA).
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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 10, 2011, 9:01:20 AM1/10/11
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Anand ji
Chakotra is C. maxima, the pumelo or shaddok
Grapefruit has no equivalent Indian name
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