Grapefruit

Did You Know?

Grapefruits share not only a similar appearance with their cousin the orange, but also many of the same nutritional benefits.

Fully ripened grapefruits have the highest antioxidant content.

Nutrition Facts

Grapefruits are packed with vitamin C, which promotes immune system health and are bestowed with cancer-fighting abilities by the antioxidant lycopene. Consuming grapefruit regularly may also lower your cholesterol and prevent kidney stones.

Shopping and Storage

When choosing a grapefruit, avoid those with overly soft spots at the stem end of the fruit. The heavier they feel, the higher the concentration is of juicy flesh. Don't worry if the exterior has discoloration or scratches, as that will not affect the quality of the grapefruit.

Grapefruits are juicier when they're not cool, and they can last a week when stored at room temperature. If you won't be using them within a week, store them in the refrigerator and they should last about two to three weeks.

Preparation

Grapefruit is most commonly enjoyed by halving the fruit and scooping out segments with a spoon, but this juicy fruit also makes a great addition to a light salad or you can enjoy its fresh-squeezed juice!