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Perfect Pickins: Grapefruit

With its delicate, tart flavor, grapefruit is one of those light and refreshing fruits that I tend to associate with summer. However, like most citrus, grapefruit is at its peak right now. To find the perfect grapefruit follow these tips:

  • It should be round and smooth. Avoid ones with puffy or soft skin.
  • Try to find one that is heavy for its size. The heavier it is, the juicier it will be.
  • The skin should have a slight give when pressed gently.
  • The skin should also appear slightly shiny. A dull skin means it's not as fresh.

Once you get your grapefruit home, store them at room temperature for up to a week, or in the refrigerator for 6-8 weeks. Serve them at room temperature for a juicier delight.

Join The Conversation
a-geek a-geek 10 years
I juiced so many grapefruits and oranges over the holidays - I love a 50/50 mix of the two.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Too funny, I bought a couple yesterday and hus and I were trying to remember the 'rule of ripeness' for them!
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