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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