Ingredient: Grapefruit

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  • Description-

Grapefruit has a refreshing citrus power that comes not only from the juice and flesh but the zest as well.

  • Preparation-

 Grapefruit is delicious grilled, segmented into salads, used in many desserts or simply enjoyed cut in half scooping out the segments with a spoon.

**TIP- To get more juice out of your grapefruit roll it around on the counter before using it***

  • Varieties-

 Grapefruits typically have a yellow to white flesh, though some have a pinkish or reddish color. Most yellow are know as “white gold” and the pink and red as “ruby red”.

  • Storage-

Grapefruit makes a great centerpiece for your table but be aware that after a few days on the counter it will soften and loses moisture.  For best results, store grapefruits in a produce bag in your refrigerator for up to a week, though some varieties will last longer.  The juice and zest of grapefruit can be frozen in ice cube trays to keep the freshness of citrus all year long.

  • Nutrition-

Grapefruits are rich in bioflavonoids, which help increase the benefits of vitamin C, and grapefruits are very rich in vitamin C, as well as antioxidants.

***Note- Grapefruits may interfere with some prescription medications, please consult your doctor.***

Recipes Using Grapefruit

Fresh Slaw with Maple Grapefruit Vinaigrette

I loved this combo of the Winter CSA citrus, storage carrots and cabbage. Hope you like it too, along with the bonus recipes in this Sunday Dinner post(I loved the maple grapefruit combo so much, I went a little crazy). A little dijon mustard goes a long way in putting this vinaigrette over the top.

Maple Grapefruit Caramelized Onions

The carmelized onion idea in this post is a bit buried, but the taste was so good I wanted to share it. Simply caramelize onions as one usually does, and about 1/2 of the way through, add the grapefruit juice and maple syrup concoction. Yummy!