Sunday, January 23, 2011

Oroblanco fruit

Oroblanco was large, greenish grapefruit which is very sweet and juicy inside. It was a white grapefruit sprinkled with sugar and less bitterness.

Oroblanco, The White Gold of Grapefruits is Frieda Caplan's favorite fruit. Oroblanco is a cross developed at the University of California-Riverside in 1958. The wonderful thing about the Oroblanco is there is no bitterness. Oroblanco is a favorite grapefruit of many farmers’ market shoppers. It’s an ideal balance of sweet, tart and delicious piney flavor.

Oroblanco have a green-tinged outside skin, but the inside flesh is pale yellow. The fruit was so sweet and juicy.

Oroblanco Sorbet 

Oroblanco sorbet is very delicious due to low acidity of the fruit and metal pan is needed to prepare.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 Frieda's Oroblanco grapefruit, cut into halves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Mix sugar and water in a heavy saucepan.Boil until the sugar dissolves and reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Make it chill for 15 to 20 minutes to room temperature.
Pour the Oroblanco grapefruit juice in a large bowl. Stir in the cooled sugar syrup, grapefruit peel and lemon juice and freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker.

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