Grrreat Grapefruit!

 

Photo by Suat Eman

Photo by Suat Eman

Tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness, grapefruit has a juiciness that is hard to beat! Although available throughout the year, they are in season and at their best from winter through early spring. Whether you love grapefuit {kudos to you!} or don’t, this bright ball is filled so many nutritional gifts you should not miss!

Grapefruit has far reaching health benefits, including minimizing risk factors for heart disease, boosting the immune system, helping with insomnia, and increasing your overall fiber intake. The fruit is naturally high in antioxidants and eating more of it’s juiciness can increase calcium and magnesium content in bones, leading to decreased rates of osteoporosis. Ooh, and by the way, it’s an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C.

How to Enjoy

A Few Quick Serving Ideas
  • Grapefruit sections add a tangy spark to green salads.
  • Instead of your morning glass of OJ, have a glass of grapefruit juice.
  • Combine diced grapefruit with cilantro and chili peppers to make a unique salsa.
  • To enjoy a salad with a tropical flair, combine chopped grapefruit pieces, cooked shrimp and avocadoes and serve on a bed of romaine lettuce.
  • Try broiling it! (recipe below)

Broiled Grapefruit

Ingredients:

1 large grapefruit
1 tps of honey (can also use maple syrup or sweetner of choice)

Instructions:

Preheat over to 375 degrees
Cut grapefruit in half and remove seeds
Cut around each section with a sharp knife to loosen fruit
Top with honey/sweetner
Place grapefruit halves in a baking dish and bake for 5-7 minutes, then broil until sweetner is bubbly
Serve immediatly & enjoy 🙂

In health,
Johanna

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5 thoughts on “Grrreat Grapefruit!

  1. I’ve always like grapefruit, but your article makes them look even more appealing! I love how you outline the benefits of them and then have ideas for new ways to incorporate them into our diet. What a great spin on a classic!

  2. Love your recipe ideas! I have gone back and forth between loving grapefruit and never wanting to eat it again. Probably because I was stuck in a grapefruit rut- slices or juice. I am definitely going to try broiling it and also your unique salsa idea. Thanks so much!

  3. Grapefruit oil has long been known as a cellulite changer and fat buster. Dilute and put on thighs, butt, and any other area causing you frustration. I love grapefruit and lucky to have it fresh often here in Arizona!

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