Grapefruit is a delicious fruit of the citrus family. It can sometimes be a little bitter, but sprinkling with sugar can make it sweeter. It is very useful to eat grapefruit as a snack or for breakfast. You can eat it in any form: peeled or cut in half, in eight pieces, or in four pieces. Read on to find out a few different methods for eating grapefruit, as well as some great, healthy recipes.
Method 1 of 3: Eat Peeled Grapefruit
Step 1. If you haven't tried grapefruit before, be careful when you eat it
You may be allergic to it.
Step 2. Pick a beautiful grapefruit from the store
The grapefruit should be firm, but not too hard. Grapefruits don't ripen at home, so choose wisely.
Step 3. Wash the grapefruit
Step 4. Cut the grapefruit
Step 5. Sprinkle with sugar or salt if desired
Step 6. Insert a spoon (ideally scalloped at the ends) into the grapefruit and take out a piece
Take a bite, avoiding the bitter, hard-to-chew "walls" that separate the grapefruit segments.
Step 7. Repeat until you have eaten the whole grapefruit
Step 8. Dispose of the skin in an environmentally friendly way, such as composting
Step 9. Use an alternative method
If this method is too sloppy for you, or you don’t like the amount of rind you come across, use the method below or cut the grapefruit into wedges.
Method 2 of 3: Eat grapefruit wedges
Step 1. Using a small knife, cut the grapefruit in half
Step 2. Cut the halves into slices
Cut each half into halves again and repeat until you get regular wedges.
Step 3. Slice along the rind to remove the fruit itself
Step 4. Cut the wedges in half and remove the seeds
Step 5. Enjoy the grapefruit
Method 3 of 3: Eat Grapefruit in Your Meals
Step 1. Eat in salads
Grapefruit goes well with salads. Cut into slices using the method above and toss with arugula (or salad of your choice), feta cheese, walnuts and a little Provencal dressing for a healthy and tasty salad.
Step 2. Bake the grapefruit
You can easily bake a grapefruit to caramelize natural sugars and bring out the flavor. Cut it in half and bake it face down for 5 minutes, or cut it into round pieces and bake for 2 minutes (or until tender). Drizzle with honey for a healthy dressing.
Step 3. Prepare the salsa
If you like orange or mango salsa, try grapefruit salsa. Chop a grapefruit and toss with lime, caramelized onions, chopped jalapenos and chopped avocado. Can be used on crackers, as a salmon coating, as a salad, or anywhere else you would use salsa.
Step 4. Squeeze the juice out of the grapefruit
You can juice a grapefruit and use it in many different ways. Substitute lime for grapefruit margarita. Drink it as it is, or add some water and enjoy it during the heat of the summer. Drizzle over the chicken and fry it in a skillet like a lemon chicken.
- If you're tired of eating regular grapefruits, try frozen. It turns out very tasty ice, without any sugar and syrup.
- If it's too sour for you, try sprinkling some sugar on top.
- After you have eaten all the pulp, you can squeeze the rest of the juice into a glass or bowl and drink it, or use it in a smoothie.
- Be careful not to cut yourself when cutting the grapefruit.
- Maple syrup is also delicious as a grapefruit dressing.
- Try toasting grapefruit with a little brown sugar or blue cheese.
- To decorate the grapefruit, add a cherry in the middle and a mint leaf on the side.
- Grapefruit can be harmful when combined with certain medications. If you are taking medications prescribed by your doctor, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before enjoying grapefruit.
- Do not eat the tough parts of the grapefruit that are separated by the wedges. They are not dangerous, but they do not taste very good and are difficult to chew.