Grapefruit Facts

grapefruit cut in half and whole

Grapefruit facts and general information about grapefruits.

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Grapefruit is Available:

Grapefruit is available year round but their peak season is January—April.

How Does Grapefruit Grow:

Grapefruit grows in grape-like clusters on a tree in warm tropical areas.

What to Look for When Buying:

They should be heavy for their size, smooth skin and firm. Grapefruit should have a bright skin and no blemishes.

Storage Tips:

You can store on the counter but if stored in the fridge it will last up to 2 weeks.

How to Cook with Grapefruit:

Cut the fruit out of the segments and use them in salads, eat as is or drink the juice. Use a grapefruit spoon to get the grapefruit out.

Nutrition Facts:

Grapefruit are full of Vitamin C, antioxidants, folic acid and potassium.

Grapefruit Recipes: 

Spinach Fruit Salad

  • fresh spinach or romaine lettuce
  • fruit of choice: sliced strawberries, sliced kiwi, avocado slices, grapefruit sections (save juice for dressing)
Toss salad together and serve with dressing below.
Fruit dressing:
  • 1/3 Cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel
  • ½ Cup grapefruit juice
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
Stir ingredients together in bowl or salad shaker.

Grapefruit Salad

  • pink grapefruit, cut in segments
  • orange, cut in segments
  • pear, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey

In serving bowl, add cut fruit. In a cup, stir together oil, orange juice and honey. Blend together and drizzle over fruit. Serve immediately.

Fruit and Yogurt Mix

by Hyrum
  • 1 banana,cut in slices
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 orange, peeled, sectioned
  • 1 grapefruit, sectioned
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • Small container yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons of brown sugar
Cut fruit and dump it into a bowl. Add brown sugar and yogurt. Stir. Chill until ready to serve.

Top a yogurt parfait with grapefruit.
yogurt parfait

Grapefruit Cooking Video

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