Citron (Etrog) Pomander
120 mins (prep 120)
3 ingredients
1 servings
The etrog (citron) is a citrus fruit that is used by Jews every year during the holiday of Sukkot (late September, early October, depending on the lunar calendar). It's entire purpose during the week-long holiday is to smell nice. Yes, that's it, we just smell the thing. After the holiday is over you can chop up the etrog and make jam. What I like to do is to stud it with cloves and then use it as the most aromatic besamim for the havdalah service signifying the end of the Sabbath. Aside from the etrog and the cloves, you will need a thin crochet hook to pierce the fruit before sticking in the clove. I use a 0.75 hook, but a 1.00 will work just as well. These babies last for years, and if you already have one or two (or ten or eleven, as is the case in my house), they make lovely gifts. BTW, you can also use a lemon or an orange, the results are the same, just shaped differently.

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Serving Size (181.0 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 493.2 Calories from Fat 210.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.4g 36.0%
Saturated Fat 7.11g 35.57%
Trans Fat 0.46g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 498.6mg 20.78%
Total Carbohydrate 117.95g 39.32%
Dietary Fiber 61.02 g 244.08%
Sugars 4.28 g %
Protein 10.75g 21.49%
Vitamin A 288.0IU% Vitamin C 0.36mg%
Calcium 1137.6mg% Iron 21.29mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients: