It has immense health benefits; it works both as a food and drink. In fact, Grapefruit is 92% water, giving it one of the highest water contents of any fruit. It is mostly avoided because of the hardship of peeling and slicing associated with it, but to be honest, grapefruit is comparatively easier to peel and slice, than an orange.
Since it’s always available, we need to take full advantage of it. You can also add it in fruit salads making them even more healthy and tasty.\
BUYING THE RIGHT GRAPEFRUIT
Before we get to peeling and slicing, it is very important to find the right one from the market. Now the question is, how do you find the right ones? Easy. Use your sense of touch and feel the grapefruit. It’s the easiest and simplest way to know if the grapefruit is ripe. It should feel plump and heavy, like it’s about to burst with its sweet juice. Give it a nice squeeze to check if its firm. If its firm all the way round then you’re good to go, however if there are any soft spots, put it back, it’s probably going bad.
STORING THE GRAPEFRUIT
Once you’ve bought the grapefruits, make sure you keep it at a room temperature if you plan on consuming it in a week. However, if it’s going to take longer than that (2-3 weeks), then you must keep it in the refrigerator.
HOW TO CUT A GRAPEFRUIT
Here’s a visual step-by-step guide on how to cut a grapefruit:
Step 1: Start by cutting both the top and bottom caps
Step 2: Do the same around the thick peels
Step 3: Once you’re done with the peeling, cut the grapefruit in to thin slices