Grapefruit originated in in Barbados as a cross between a sweet orange and pummelo. When grown in cooler climate grapefruits tend to be acidic in flavour. When grown under tropical conditions this same grapefruit tends to be less acidic and more pleasant to eat.
Selection, Storage and Availability
Choose grapefruit that feel heavy and full without soft spots. Grapefruit keep well at room temperature but keep for longer in the refrigerator. Australian grapefruit are available Autumn-Spring.
Juice grapefruit and add to orange juice to cut through the sweetness. Halve and sprinkle with sugar and eat for breakfast.
Grapefruit are low in Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. Grapefruit is a good source of fibre and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.