Best to buy
Available year-round, Arizona and California grapefruits are best from January through August, while Florida and Texas arrive in October through June.
Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin C.
Quick & easy recipe
Most of us think of eating a grapefruit raw, but a light brush with olive oil and a quick sear on the barbecue makes a tangy side dish.
While grapefruits are often served cut in half to be eaten raw or juiced, they can also be sliced and grilled as a side dish to serve with an entrée. Grapefruit sections or pieces can be added to fruit salads and used in desserts.
Grapefruit can be white (really a pale yellow), pink, or red. The white variety is usually smaller and more tart than the pink. Large, ruby-red grapefruits were discovered growing in Texas in 1929. Some grapefruits are seedless.
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily Value.
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