A few years ago it started innocently enough with a bag of those little mandarins. What a delicious little snack, right? Before I knew it, there was a serious addiction happening. I would eat them all day long, and barely bother with other foods. Eventually I was eating one of those ginger chew candies (VERY sticky) and pulled a crown right off without feeling a thing. That should have been a tip off, but it was another few months before I had dental xrays and learned that eating citrus all day had given me 2 nasty cavities - something I hadn't dealt with in at least a decade. The dentist said that one in the morning is no big deal, but if you eat them, you must rinse (or brush).
I switched to navels, because they are more difficult to peel and eat. Still satisfying, but not quite as mindless. When navels go out of season, we eat a lot of grapefruit segments.
This year, a friend brought a new fruit along to the Thanksgiving meal. She brought a pummelo (Citrus maximus) along with her, all the way from Florida, telling us that it grew on her neighbor's tree.
Well, for one thing, I probably would have eaten them wrong. Still might be, I suppose, but we opened the stiff/tough membranes between the segments and pulled just the jewel-like juice filled bits. They are sturdier than in smaller citrus fruits, so they don't break in your fingers.
I wanted to share this fruit with you while it is in season. I don't think they'll be around too much longer, so go get some!