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Winter Fruits and Vegetables Guide

Find out what’s best in the produce section this season.

Grapefruit

Sweet, tart and tangy, grapefruit are in their prime during the winter. White grapefruit, yellow-skinned with pale buff to yellow flesh, are bittersweet with a pleasant acidity, but may not be suited to all tastes. Red blush or ruby varieties, with light pink to deep red flesh, are naturally sweeter and juicier.

What You Get: Grapefruit are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. They also have some fiber and folate. Pink and red varieties also contain some of the antioxidant lycopene.

Shopping Tips: Look for richly colored grapefruit with smooth, firm skin free of blemishes. Choose fruit that yield only slightly to firm hand pressure.

Storage Tip: Grapefruit can be stored at room temperature for 2 to 4 weeks or in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks.

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