Jul 30, 2014

Midwinter Bounty at Dan's Fresh Produce: Satsumas, Pummelos

Midwinter Bounty at Dan's Fresh Produce: Satsumas, Pummelos
Walking past Dan's Fresh Produce on another errand this weekend, heaps of apples glinting in the afternoon sunshine caught my eye. I stopped in to ask what else is at its best this time of year.

A clerk recommended the satsumas, which are small, seedless mandarin oranges that are especially easy to peel. "Get the ones with leaves," he said. "Delicious!" 

Also available right now — organic pummelos, ancestors of today's grapefruit. Native to Southest Asia and Malaysia, pummelos "grow wild on river banks in the Fiji and Friendly Islands," according to a report from Purdue University. They taste like non-acidic grapefruit but take a bit of special preparation. See the attached video for instructions on how to peel pummelos.

Several varieties of apples and potatoes are also in good supply right now.

Related article:

"Alameda Business Spotlight: Dan's Fresh Produce"

Dan's Fresh Produce, 2300 Central Ave., Alameda, (510) 523-1777,  http://www.dansfreshproduce.com/. Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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