Types of Grapefruit – White, Red and Pink Grapefruit

Grapefruit comes in many varieties, determinable by color, The most popular today are red, white, and pink grapefruit. The popular pink or red types are Ruby, Star Ruby, Rio Red and Marsh Ruby. The family of flavors range from highly acidic and somewhat bitter to sweet and tart.

 

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Red grapefruit

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Pink grapefruit

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White grapefruit

grapefruit20Pink and Ruby Red grapefruit contain lycopene, that helps with preventing some cancers such as ovarian cancer and prostate cancer. As an antioxidant, lycopene also helps in preventing heart disease. Lycopene works in coordination with polyunsaturated fats. Though all fruit carries some amount of lycopene, grapefruit has the highest concentration among citrus fruit.

Grapefruit also high in Vitamin C, thus helps in preventing the illness scurvy – the result of inadequate amount of Vitamin C, and allows the body to more easily heal its wounds. Grapefruit also improves the body’s ability to absorb iron; this is helpful for the elderly whose diet may require the ingestion of iron supplements.

Grapefruit Recipes

Total Recipes

Think Pink-Grapefruit Breakfast Power Recipe

Print Yum Think Pink-Grapefruit Breakfast Power Recipe Yield: 1Serving Size: 294gCalories per serving: 238 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 1-2 tablespoon cottage cheese 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds fresh coriander leaves (optional)InstructionsPeel...

Grilled Pink Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Grilled Pink Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 2 servingServing Size: 144gCalories per serving: 115 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 2 tablespoons honey 1 pinch ground allspice mint sprigs, to garnish (optional)InstructionsPreheat the grill. Peel the grapefruit and...

Endive with Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Endive with Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 335gCalories per serving: 131 Ingredients2 heads endive 1/3 cup cream cheese 1 tablespoon dried dill 1 grapefruitInstructionsWash, trim, and separate endive leaves. Lay each separately on a platter...

Baked Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Baked Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 125gCalories per serving: 60 Ingredients2 grapefruits 4 teaspoons clear honey or maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground cinnamonInstructionsHalve grapefruits and remove pith with a knife. Loosen the sections. Pour...

Australian Grapefruit Bowl Recipe

Print Yum Australian Grapefruit Bowl Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 254gCalories per serving: 127 Ingredients2 grapefruits 1 cup orange juice 4 tablespoons dry sherry mint leavesInstructionsCut grapefruit in halves and remove fruit sections with a knife or...

Broiled Breakfast Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Broiled Breakfast Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 1Serving Size: 259gCalories per serving: 155 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 1 tablespoon brown sugarInstructionsCut grapefruit in half (midway between the stem-end and the dot on the opposite end). Sprinkle brown...

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