Fresh Sicilian Cedars
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Cedro citrons are a very large variety of citrus, usually up to three times the size of common lemons. They measure between 20 and 30 centimeters in diameter and are elongated to roundish with a pronounced mammilla opposite of the stem end. The rind of the citron is very aromatic, and is rich in volatile oils. The surface is wrinkled and pebbled, ripening from a green to a bright yellow. They are sometimes harvested while still green. Around 70% of the lemon is made up of the white pith, or albedo. It can be anywhere from 2 to 5 centimeters thick, and is very soft and fragrant. The center of the fruit contains a small amount of pulp, separated into segments, with several pale seeds. The dry pulp offers very little juice, and in some cultivars, is relatively non-existent. The taste is milder than a common lemon.