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  • Grapefruit is in season November to June.

Health Benefits of Grapefruit:

  • Grapefruit is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C.
  • The combination of fiber, potassium, lycopene, Vitamin C and Choline in grapefruit help maintain a healthy heart.
  • Grapefruit is made of 91% water, help to keep you hydrated.
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How to Pick Grapefruit:

  • A ripe grapefruit will be slightly red in color. The deeper the color, the more intense the flavor.
  • Look for grapefruits that feel plump with fairly smooth and thin skin. it should also feel heavy for its size.
  • Give the grapefruit a gently squeeze. It should give slightly, then bounce back after you release pressure.

How to Store Grapefruit:

  • Store grapefruits at room temperature for up to 10 days, or store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

How to Prepare Grapefruit:

  • Wash before eating.
  • Cut horizontally and scoop out segments with spoon.

Fun Facts About Grapefruit:

  • Grapefruit got its name because it grows in clusters like grapes.
  • And it belongs to the berry family, like bananas, pineapple and tomatoes.

Learn more at the Florida Department of Citrus, California Citrus Growers Association and Summer Citrus from South Africa

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