Quick Tips

 

little-girl-looking-at-gf300How to pick a grapefruit

 

  • Look for a Texas Sticker on the fruit
  • Choose a grapefruit with a red blushed skin that feels heavy for its size. Heavy fruit means lots of juice
  • “Tropical Beauty Marks” or blemishes are caused by gentle breezes and don’t affect the fruit inside
  • Store citrus in a cool area for up to 2 weeks or in your refrigerator for up to 6 weeks

Fotosearch_IS871-056-300Measuring Tips

 

  • One Medium Grapefruit Equals:
    • 120 calories
    • 2/3 cup juice
    • 1 cup bite sized pieces
    • 10-12 sections
    • 3-4 tablespoons grated peel

 

  • One Medium Orange Equals:
    • 70 calories
    • 1/4 cup juice
    • 1/2 cup bite sized pieces
    • 10-11 sections
    • 4 teaspoons grated peel

Nutrition Information

 

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    Texas Grapefruit

    • Fat free
    • Saturated fat free
    • Sodium free
    • Cholesterol free
    • Contain dietary fiber
    • High in vitamin A
    • High in vitamin C
    • Contains Lycopene
    • Texas Oranges
    • Fat free
    • Saturated fat free
    • Sodium free
    • Cholesterol free
    • A good source of dietary fiber
    • High in vitamin C

Easy Sampling and eating ideas

 

  • For the sweetest way to eat a grapefruit cut all the sections out of the peel.  It only takes around 2 minutes to section a sweet, juicy grapefruit and it’s so easy to do! Sections are a great low calorie snack and can be placed in guacamole, salads, chicken and fish dishes and taste great when added to yogurt.

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