March Fruit of the Month: Red Grapefruit

Beautiful and tangy with a hint of sweetness, this super fruit is full of health boosting benefits. Learn why Red grapefruit is so healthy, tips for choosing the perfect grapefruit, and a few of our favorite recipes in today’s blog post.

Why is Red Grapefruit a Super Food? 

There are many reasons why grapefruit is one of the nation’s healthiest fruits. It’s low in calories with a high ratio of water (over 90%!). When eaten daily, grapefruit can lower bad cholesterol. It also boasts high levels of Vitamin C and A, which can lead to a stronger immune system. Picking a ripe grapefruit takes skill, next learn how to choose a winner.

Choosing a Ripe Grapefruit

There are three things to keep in mind when looking to buy Red grapefruit: the color, weight and overall look. Ripe grapefruits will be slightly reddish in color. When you hold the grapefruit, does it feel heavier than it looks? If so, then you’ve got a winner! Lastly, delicious grapefruit has smooth skin with no soft spots. It should look slightly oval in shape. There are many ways to utilize this fruit such as in smoothies, salads, or even broiled.

Our Favorite Grapefruit Recipes

A few of our favorite recipes involve broiling grapefruit, creating a healthy fruit salad and combining grapefruit in a festive salad.

Special Savings for March

We are offering 10% off our juicy, antioxidant-rich Red grapefruit for the month of March or as supplies last. Sending citrus to loved ones and friends is a great way to share some sunshine!

In 1942, Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. This orchard and fruit growing wisdom was passed down from father to son. In 1999, The Fruit Company was founded by Roy's grandsons, Scott & Addison Webster. Today, Scott runs the business as President and CEO. The Fruit Company packs and ships beautiful fruit gifts around the nation.

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