pink grapefruit

How to Prep Grapefruit

pink grapefruit

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Grapefruit is up at the top of my favorite fruit list.  It’s tart and bitter with the texture of an orange.  It’s pink with a yellow outside, and it is one of the most unique flavors I’ve ever tasted.  Grapefruit are low in calories, loaded with vitamin c, the red color of a grapefruit comes from a natural pile-up of the antioxidant lycopene that help fight free radicals in your blood.  They also have a good source of fiber and can lower cholesterol.

I think you can peel them and eat them like an orange, but I’ve honestly never tried it.  Today I’m going to show you how I prep and serve grapefruits

pink grapefruit

HOW TO PREP A GRAPEFRUIT

  1. Cut your grapefruit in half horizontally (see picture above)
  2. Using a small sharp knife, cut around the outside of the fruit
  3. Then go in to each pocket of fruit and cut away the membrane from the fruit, work from the center to the outside of the fruit
  4. When you’re done you can use a salad fork and extract all the little triangular pieces then squeeze what’s left of the juice out
  5. **optional** sprinkle 1Tsp of sugar on the fruit if it’s too bitter for you

That’s all there is to it.  It’s a little bit of work, but the flavor of a grapefruit’s defintely worth it.  The pulp pieces are larger than that of an orange, which means more juice and more flavor.  Grapefruit is a great addition to salads and goes well in marinades for chicken or seafood.

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