If you enjoy sweet grapefruits for your favorite citrus drinks, cocktails and recipes, then you can't miss this guide on how to pick the sweetest grapefruit.
Have you ever wondered about the different types of grapefruit, such as what's the sweetest grapefruit you can buy, or what a Rio Red grapefruit is?
Look no further! We'll tell you what you need to know about finding the sweetest grapefruit, and the benefits of this citrus fruit.
What Is the Sweetest Grapefruit?
The sweetest grapefruits are those that are perfectly ripe. A ripe grapefruit will ensure a delicious, sweet taste. Some ripe grapefruits may be green-in-color. It's safest to wait until the peel turns yellow and is smooth to touch.
For the juiciest grapefruit, you can store a grapefruit at room temperature for up to one week. If you want your grapefruit to last longer, you can store the fruit in your refridgerator for 2 to 3 weeks.
One of the sweetest grapefruits on the market is the Rio Red grapefruit. The more crimson a grapefruit is on the inside, the sweeter it'll taste. The best grapefruits, produced in Texas and Florida, are ripest from November to June.
Benefits of Eating Grapefruit
There are a lot of benefits to eating grapefruit. Grapefruit is low in calories, but high in nutrients. Cooking with and consuming grapefruit provides major benefits to your immune system. Grapefruits are high in vitamin C, which can help your body fight of certain bacteria, and the common cold.
If you're looking to lose weight in a healthy way, grapefruit can help. Grapefruit and other citrus fruits are great for burning fat.
Eating grapefruit may help to improve heart health. It can also reduce the risk of kidney stones and dehydration. Grapefruits are very hydrating fruits. There's about 4 ounces of water in one medium-sized grapefruit.
Cooking With Grapefruit
When cooking with grapefruit, wash thoroughly and cut the fruit horizontally. Scoop out the red inside the grapefruit with a spoon. Preparation will depend on what you're making.
For an actual meal, you can try making different types of salad and adding sliced, peeled grapefruit as a topping. Grapefruit can enhance the flavor of an already sweet appetizer. If the grapefruit mixed in your recipe isn't sweet enough, you can try adding salt to add to the sweetness.
Fresh Grapefruit & Citrus Fruit
There's nothing quite like ripe, sweet grapefruit to enhance your dishes, drinks, and overall health. Start enjoying more grapefruit and reap the health benefits!
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.