Eat Your Grapefruit

I ate three of four pomelos a week in the Philippines.  They were amazing, tart-sweet, delicious, juicy.  I bought one here in the U.S. since we’ve been back and it was not at all good.  So I’m switching to grapefruit.

Grapefruit is bitter if you leave the white membrane on it.  Here’s a quicker, easier way to peel it.  This video also helps, as it shows the slicing from another angle.  You can also use your thumb for the final step, where you remove the segment from the thinnest membrane segment.  Whether you use a knife or your thumb, it’s messy- you’re going to get juice on your hands, so putting it on a cutting board over the sink is best. It might work best to cut a bunch at once and put them in a sealed container in your fridge.

If you thought you didn’t like grapefruit, try it this way at least once and see what you think.

I like it as is.  You can also make a fresh salsa by mixing it with  lime, caramelized onions, diced jalapeno, cilantro, a spoonful of avocado oil and a diced avocado.


Choosing: Deeper coloured peels.  Some give to the fruit when you gently apply pressure. It should not be hard.

You should be careful about eating grapefruit if:

You have kidney problems

You are eating it with allergy meds.

You have GERD.

You are taking statins.


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  1. Lisa Beth W.
    Posted February 13, 2019 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Grapefruit is my favorite! But you’ve never eaten a truly wonderful grapefruit until you’ve had one right off the tree. That is heavenly, and I was able to do it in Arizona while visiting there once. For the rest of my life, I’ll have to make do.

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