Grapefruit


Pictured: Red Grapefruit, also called "Ruby Red"

Pictured: Red Grapefruit, also called "Ruby Red"

Grapefruit are a subtropical citrus tree.  They have a bitter tasting, to sweet-tasting, fruit which was originally named the “forbidden fruit” of the island of Barbados.

Grapefruit trees are dark colored, evergreen trees that usually grow 15-20 feet tall.

Grapefruit leaves are dark green, long and thin. When they blossom, they produce white, sweet smelling armoatic, grapefruit blossoms that are four-petaled flowers.

Grapefruit has a yellow-orange skin and largely oblate. The inside of a grapefruit is segmented and acidic, varying in color. the most popular varieties are White Grapefruit, Pink Grapefruit, and Redish/Pink Grapefruit with varying degrees of seeds and sweetness.

In 1929, the U.S. “Ruby Red” varieties (of the Redblush variety) received the first ever grapefruit patent.

Grapefruit and citrus lovers have been rejoicing and thankful ever since!

White Grapefruit


White Grapefruit are typically a pale yellowish/amber color to white color inside.  Like their cousins, the Ruby Red Grapefruit and Pink Grapefruit, they also have a yellow outer skin. However, White Grapefruit are typically more yellow in outer skin color, than yellow-orange in color. Inside, their juice is rich with vitamins and nutrients, extremely high in […]

Pink Grapefruit


Pink Grapefruit are a hybrid of a red grapefruit and white grapefruit. Their color is more pink than it is red. “Pinks” are great on their own. But some people like to sweeten them by cutting them in half, and sprinkling them with plain sugar, or even brown sugar. You may even find recipes of […]

Ruby Red Grapefruit


Grapefruit comes in many varieties, determined by color. Their color is caused by citrus pigmentation. This has a lot to do with the state of the Grapefruit’s ripeness, and also its biological genetics. Among the most popular variety of Grapefruit you will find is the red grapefruit, also called “Ruby Red,” for their bright reddish/pink interior […]

Citrus Fruits You Should Be Eating More


People of all ages love Florida oranges because they are the sweetest and better tasting. But the usual oranges like Navels, Valencias and Temples, are not the only citrus varieties offering wonderful health benefits. Explore other varieties from the citrus family tree, sensations of health that are richly luscious and loaded with Vitamin C: Clementine […]

Benefits of Eating Grapefruit In The Morning


A serving of fresh grapefruit for breakfast is an excellent way to begin the day. According to ESHA Research, half a serving has 100mg of vitamin C. As a matter of fact, it’s vitamin packed. So skip the “One a Day,” and buy grapefruit instead. This delicious citrus is economical and comes in varieties like […]

Where to Find the Best Fruit Baskets for The Holidays


Fruit baskets are gifts that are commonly associated with Christmas. Ever since people started celebrating Christmas fresh fruit has been a part of the celebration. Giving fresh fruit is also a great way to give a healthy gift when people are already surrounded by sugary sweets and treats. Originally fruit was given as Christmas gifts […]

Some of the Best Varieties of Citrus in Florida


Florida is known for having some of the best varieties of citrus fruit in the world. Florida citrus fruit is always popular for gifts because it has a great taste that other fruit just can’t copy. One of the reasons why Florida oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits tastes so great is the climate. The […]

Eat Healthy Eat White Grapefruit


Eating healthy is on something that everyone wants to do but not enough people do. People usually stop eating healthy because they think healthy food can’t be delicious. But when you eat foods like white grapefruit a healthy diet can be absolutely delicious. White grapefruit have a wide range of health benefits like lowering cholesterol […]

Easy Ways to Eat More Grapefruits


If you don’t want to carry grapefruits around with you then you can fill a re-useable bottle with pure grapefruit juice in the morning and keep it with you all day. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice is delicious and very nutritious.

Understanding Organic Citrus


When people think of a citrus grove they usually think of a commercially managed grove full of well manicured citrus trees, but an organic citrus grove is a little more chaotic looking than a traditional commercial grove. Here’s why