Quick Tips

How 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

Measuring 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

Texas Grapefruit:

  • Fat free
  • Saturated fat free
  • Sodium free
  • Cholesterol free
  • Contain dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  • Contains Lycopene
  • 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.

Step 1


With a sharp thin-bladed knife, cut off both ends of the fruit.

Step 2


Place fruit on flat end and cut away peel from top to bottom along curvature of the fruit.
Remove all white pulp.

Step 3


Cut down along grapefruit section to the center, then turn knife to loosen sectionand lift out. Remove other section the same way.