In Season: Grapefruit
After having one too many overindulgent meals for the past three days, I don't know about you, but I feel like I need to go on a detox immediately. Knowing that won't happen with leftovers calling my name and New Year's festivities right around the corner, partaking in some delicious and healthy grapefruit seems like a great compromise.
Check out grapefruit recipes, tips, and info, after the jump.
In peak season October through June, grapefruits get there name because they grow in grape-like clusters. Ranging from four to six inches in diameter, grapefruits are loaded with the antioxidant lycopene, vitamin C, fiber, and other beneficial vitamins and minerals.
There are two types of grapefruit: seedless & seeded ranging from four to six inches in diameter. There are also two colors of flesh: white which has more of a yellow and pink which has a yellow-pink to a ruby red both with yellow skin. Choose grapefruits that are glossy, round, smooth and heavy for their size. Avoid grapefruits with brown or soft spots. Store grapefruit at room temperature up to a week, or up to eight weeks in a refrigerator.
Whether you are embarking on a cleanse or you just want something tart and tasty, reach for the in season grapefruit. Check out our compilation of grapefruit loaded recipes to get you started.