Grapefruit Healthy Food Guide

Peak season: Winter

Recipe shown above: Grapefruit Chicken Satay Salad


Sweet, tart and tangy, grapefruits are in their prime during the winter, although you can find them year-round. Grapefruits are not only excellent sources of vitamin C, they are also good sources of fiber, vitamin A, potassium, folate and vitamin B5. The pink and red varieties are also good sources of lycopene.


Shopping Tips
Look for richly colored grapefruits with smooth, firm skin free of blemishes and scars that can indicate improper handling during transportation or insect damage.
Choose fruits that yield only slightly to firm hand pressure and feel heavy for their size, a good indicator of the potential juiciness that lies within.
Storage Tip
Grapefruits can be stored at room temperature for 2 to 4 weeks or in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks.
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