Did you know that one half of a Grapefruit provides your body 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C, an important nutrient that supports a healthy immune system? It does that and more!
By providing your body with a natural boost in energy with significant amounts of essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, Florida grapefruit certainly makes for a healthy snack.
There are so many other benefits to eating grapefruits, such as an appetite suppressant, a natural remedy for fevers and the flu, helps regulate sugars in diabetics, aids in digestion, and provides relief from insomnia!
All About Grapefruits
One of the best varieties of grapefruits to buy are grown right here in the US. Florida grapefruit is at its sweetest and juiciest right at the peak of winter (January-March), making it a great source of delicious, ripe fruit at a time when many others are not available.
Florida’s unique fertile soil and lush subtropical climate are what make Florida grapefruit the sweetest and juiciest variety of grapefruit in the world, but they can also take a toll on the outer appearance of the fruit – don’t judge a book by it’s cover!
The sun, humidity and rains during Florida’s growing season are a blessing when it comes to producing flavor and juiciness, but as a result, Florida grapefruit’s exterior appearance doesn’t always look as flawless as grapefruit grown in other areas – though it certainly tastes better.
You may be wondering how to eat a grapefruit – it’s easy!
- First, pick out a grapefruit at the store that is firm but not too firm.
- Then once you get it home, wash the outside under water or in a vinegar and water dunk. This is my favorite way to wash my fruits and veggies!
- Next, cut the grapefruit in half.
- Insert a spoon or knife (ideally one that has a serrated tip) in the grapefruit along the sides of each segment and take out a chunk.
5.Take a bite, avoiding the bitter, hard-to-chew “walls” separating the grapefruit’s segments. Then repeat! That’s it!
It’s not as hard as you may think! So, the next time you’re at the store, grab one of nature’s superfoods, and give yourself a little immune boosting treat!
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