Introducing Sumo Citrus

by valentina on February 17, 2013

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Sumo Citrus has a thick, bumpy, often dirty rind and a funny knob on top — however, you should never judge citrus by its skin.

You see beneath the seemingly tough rind, is a seedless, delicate, unbelievably juicy fruit — and it’s quite possibly the sweetest citrus I’ve ever tasted.

Sumo Citrus has been getting a lot of buzz recently so I was thrilled to spot them at Whole Foods a couple of days ago.  They have been the culinary highlight of my weekend.  (I bought about a dozen, and that clearly wasn’t enough — I want to eat one after the other, after the other!)

Remember when I discovered Sugar Kiss Melons, and felt I had to share them with you immediately?  Well, I feel the same way about Sumo Citrus — and had to introduce you to them today (assuming you haven’t met them yet. ;-) )

Sumo Citrus were developed in Japan and are now grown on family farms in the Central Valley of California.  You must try this new, delicious citrus varietal that combines easy-to-peel Satsumas with large, sweet, juicy oranges.

The Sumo Citrus Season if from February to May and you can find them at a store near you here, and of course you can also get them from my friends at Melissa’s Produce.

This is not a sponsored post — I’m simply passionate about this citrus!

And since I’m all about wonderful citruses right now — here’s a whole lot more of it for you to taste:
Candied Citrus Peels
Citrus Avocado Salsa with Cilantro Sautéed Whitefish
Citrus Steamed Asparagus
Freshly Picked Satsuma Salad
Grapefruit Avocado Salad
Grapefruit Jalapenño Marmalade
Guacamole with Key Limes and Grilled Corn
Honey-Chipotle Lime Salad Dressing
Lemon Basil Pizza
Lemon Caper Pesto
Lime Pickled Shallots
Mexican Sage Herbs de Provence -Orange Roasted Chicken
Meyer Lemon Basil Salad Dressing
Meyer Lemon Chard Risotto with Pancetta
Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Olive oil
Minty Grapefruit Brûlée
My Mom’s Meyer Lemonade
Seville Orange-Key Lime Pie with Cardamom Crust
The Beauty of a Blood Orange
What Are Finger Limes?
Winter Citrus Carpaccio

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Colette @ JFF! February 20, 2013 at 12:09 am

I just love their name, SUMO.
How can you not love anything sumo?


Melissas Produce February 26, 2013 at 7:06 pm

AND, Did you know that 1 SUMO is only 100 calories?!

If you can not find them in your local store, Sumo citrus is available from Melissa’s Produce online!


valentina February 26, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Good thing for the 100 cal per Sumo — I’ve been averaging about almost 1/2 doz per day! ;-) (really)


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