Grapefruits are delicious fruits and are part of the citrus family. They are sometimes acidic, but a little sugar will help make them sweeter. It is a very healthy fruit to eat as a snack or as part of your breakfast. Eat it any way you like: peeled or cut in half, into four or eight pieces. Read below for different methods on how to eat a grapefruit and also some great and healthy recipes.
Method 1 of 3: Eating a grapefruit in the skin
Step 1. If you've never tasted a grapefruit before, be careful when eating itYou may be allergic.
Step 2. Choose a good grapefruit at the supermarketThey should be hard, but not too hard. They don't ripen long after harvest, so choose carefully.
Step 3. Wash the grapefruit
Step 4. Cut the grapefruit
Step 5. Add sugar or salt if you prefer
Step 6. Insert a spoon (preferably one with a closed end) into the grapefruit and take out a pieceEat avoiding the hard and acidic “partitions” that separate the gums from the fruit.
Step 7. Repeat the process
Step 8. You've probably eaten your grapefruit by nowIf not, you have not followed one of these steps correctly.
Step 9. Dispose of the grapefruit skin in a sustainable way, such as in compost
Step 10. Use an alternate methodIf this method of eating is too messy for you, or you don't like the amount of peel you found, use the method below or try segmenting the grapefruit.
Method 2 of 3: Eating Grapefruit in Pieces
Step 1. Use a small knife to cut the grapefruit in half
Step 2. Cut each half into gumsDivide each piece in half repeatedly until they are all the same size.
Step 3. Cut around the skin removing only the fruit
Step 4. Cut the gums in half by removing the seeds
Step 5. Enjoy your grapefruit
Method 3 of 3: Adding Grapefruit to Recipes
Step 1. Eat on saladGrapefruit goes very well with salads. Cut pieces using the method above and mix with arugula (or your favorite vegetable), Greek cheese, walnuts and a little vinaigrette for a delicious and healthy meal.
Step 2. Grill the grapefruitYou can easily grill a grapefruit to caramelize the natural sugar and accentuate the flavor. Cut the fruit in half and place the two pieces upside down for five minutes on the grill or slice into circular slices and grill for two minutes (or until it looks like it's done). Put honey on top for a special, healthy touch.
Step 3. Make a sauceIf you like mango or orange sauce, try making it with a grapefruit. Cut into cubes and mix with lime orange, caramelized onions, sliced jalapeno and avocado. Place over salt crackers, on top of salmon, mix with salad or where you would normally add sauce.
Step 4. Make a juiceYou can make grapefruit juice in a number of ways. Substitute the lime orange to make grapefruit margaritas. Drink it like this or with a little water to give it a touch of summer. Place on top of chicken and cook in a frying pan to make the skin crispy, making a change to the recipe for chicken with citrus sauce.
- If the fruit is a little bitter for you, try putting some sugar on top.
- If you get tired of eating grapefruit in the same way, try freezing it. This will give a delicious touch of ice without adding sugar or syrup.
- After eating the whole pulp, you can squeeze the rest of the juice into a glass or small pot and drink it or use it for a shake.
- Remember not to accidentally cut yourself while cutting the grapefruit.
- Burgundy syrup is also delicious to add to the fruit.
- Add a cherry to the center of one halves and add mint to the other to season it.
- Try grilling the grapefruit with some brown sugar or blue cheese.
- Grapefruit can have harmful interactions with some medications. If you are taking medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist before tasting a grapefruit.
- Do not try to eat the hardest parts of the grapefruit that separate the buds. They're not dangerous, but they're not as tasty and they're hard to chew.