5 Types of Grapefruit (and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Meals)

Looking to incorporate more citrus into your diet? Here are five types of grapefruits and how you can incorporate them into your favorite recipes and meals.

Grapefruit not only tastes good, but it's good for you. It's high in nutrients and low in calories. It's been shown to help with weight loss. It may help control your appetite and boost your immune system, among other things.

You might have already known that. But did you know that there are thirteen different types of grapefruits? That's correct.

Today, we're going to talk about five different types and how you can incorporate them into your meals. You'll find this a benefit to your health while pleasing your taste buds.

Read on to learn all about the most popular five types of grapefruits.

1. Red Grapefruit

Red grapefruit, one of the most common grapefruits, is considered to be the rebel of the bunch. Most of the time a red fruits make for sweet fruit, but not with red grapefruit.

It's a bitter fruit that looks gorgeous and is loaded with antioxidants lycopene and beta-carotene. 

It also has vitamin A, which could help prevent cancer. Rio Red is probably the juiciest of the varietal.

Red grapefruit is wonderful in a spinach salad. Along with spinach, add feta, pecans, cranberries, and red grapes. Top with red wine vinegar and enjoy. 

2. Pink Grapefruit

Pink grapefruit is another common type of grapefruit, although its flavor is unique.

It's one of the most popular because it has an outstanding balance between tart and sweet flavors. It's rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and lycopene as well. It may even help with diabetes.

It's a great source of fiber, so eating it first thing in the morning can be a great way to keep your weight in check.

You should cut a pink grapefruit in half and eat it either on its own or with your eggs and toast in the morning. You can use the skin like a bowl and scoop the flesh right out.

3. Pomello

Pomello is a beautiful grapefruit packed with vitamin C that can lower your blood pressure and boost your heart health.

This grapefruit tastes excellently chilled on its own. You can also zest it into a tasty jam or have it candied into a tart treat.

4. Yellow or White Grapefruit

Yellow/white grapefruit is exceptionally tart. It's the most tart of the thirteen grapefruit types. It's intense and works great in the blender or juicer.

Try slicing white or yellow grapefruit on a plate with white beets, Greek yogurt, and tarragon sprinkled on top.

If that's too adventurous for you, drop some sliced yellow or white grapefruit into your yogurt at any time of the day.

5. Melogold

Melogold is usually bigger than normal-sized grapefruits. It can also have skin that's dark lime green to pale. Melogold is the sweetest of grapefruit, and when you bite into them, they pop in your mouth. 

You can make an amazing grapefruit gelato with melogold. You just need to peel 1/4 cup of melogold, with two cups of heavy cream, one cup of sugar, and half a tablespoon of salt.

Don't forget to add the zest and whisk it all together. Put it into Tupperware, and keep it in the fridge overnight. Your melogold gelato is ready. 

Enjoy These Types of Grapefruits

Now that you know there are thirteen different types of grapefruits, you're ready to choose five and make some tasty meals! These five are great to kick off your grapefruit adventures.

If you want to learn more helpful and healthy food insights, visit our blog!

Try our seasonal citrus box while its available...the Craft Citrus Club!

Our Rio box is a 15-lb curated box of our fresh-harvested citrus from South Texas. The fruit is NOT gassed, rather it is tree-ripened. Our season runs from Nov-May for  oranges, grapefruit and mandarins.

Our Grande box is a 30-lb box of either fresh-harvested Rio Red Grapefruit or Sweet Oranges from South Texas.

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