How to Select, Store & Serve Grapefruit | Grapefruit Recipes

How to Select, Store, and Serve Grapefruit

Today’s #ProduceChallenge is Grapefruit!

Grapefruit – a fruit that can be served at breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a dessert! Grapefruits are bursting with a tangy and unique flavor that won’t leave you disappointed.  This produce variety is also extremely versatile and makes dishes 10x better. Now, there is no reason to skip breakfast! Not only is the flavor amazing, so are the nutritional benefits associated with grapefruits: fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free! They are also high in Vitamin A and C, which are essential for adequate growth and development.

Did you know a grapefruit gets its name from how it grows on a tree?  When this fruit grows, it produces little clusters resembling grapes that eventually form into the fruit we know today.  This is why they are called “grapefruits” – who knew?!

Pick up a grapefruit this week at your local grocery store and follow these tips on how to select, store, and serve this delicious produce!

How to Select Grapefruit

  • The skin should be smooth and firm without bruising
  • The fruit should feel heavy for its size

How to Store Grapefruit

  • Grapefruits can be stored at room temperature for approximately a week
  • To increase shelf life, store in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks

How to Serve Grapefruit

  • You can’t go wrong when serving grapefruit! The unique flavor will add the perfect touch to your recipes and will have your friends and family asking for seconds.
  • Grapefruits are also great to eat alone so grab your spoon and enjoy!

Grapefruit Recipes:

Oven Roasted Grapefruit

Oven Roasted Grapefruit

Grapefruit Salad

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Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Source: Two Peas & Their Pod
Source: Two Peas & Their Pod

 

Enjoy your produce pick & let me know your favorite recipe that incorporates a grapefruit 🙂

xoxo The Produce Mom

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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, MarthaStewart.com, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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