Season: This month our Red Rio and Star Ruby Grapefruit are grown in California. This is peak season! Grapefruit tend to grow in clusters, so much so that they can resemble grapes on a vine. (Fun fact! This is how grapefruit got their name.)
Flavor: Sweet, mildly tart, and super juicy they are mostly seedless with deep red flesh.
Storage: Store it at room temperature if you plan to eat the fruit soon, because citrus fruits are always juicier when slightly warm. If planning to store grapefruit for a longer period, make sure the skin is dry before placing the fruit in a mesh bag and store in your fridge crisper.
How to use: Many people like to eat grapefruit fresh and on its own. The juice is great but the sugar can add up quickly when you don’t have the fiber to balance it out. Grapefruit is delicious in salads, as a salsa for fish or added to your favorite grain bowl.
Nutrition: There’s a reason grapefruit is sometimes referred to as a superfood. In addition to its other health benefits, a serving of grapefruit is packed with vitamins and minerals. These include Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron.