This freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is ready in 5 min. Now you are wondering, who on earth likes grapefruit juice? In fact, my kids love it although its sour and tangy taste. They like eating it too. Sometimes I combine it with other fruits and vegetables to change the sour taste of the grapefruit. For instance, I pair it with oranges and beets. Check out our article about how juicing can boost your overall health. Also, check out our other juices.
Drinking Vs Eating Grapefruit
I can’t get around to eat grapefruit. I just can’t get used to the taste and like eating it. Instead, I juice it when I want to enjoy the great nutrients this fruit has to offer. Grapefruit is so nutritious that once in a while I like juicing and drinking it plain. That is right – I don’t really like eating grapefruit but I love drinking freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Maybe because I can just gulp the whole cup of nutrients in minutes, versus spending 10 minutes on prolonged grapefruit chewing.
If you are like me and don’t like the taste of grapefruit try eating pomelo. We first ate this great citrus fruit during our vacation at the Marquises Islands. They serve pomelo every morning for breakfast and at the end of our vacation, I loved it. Initially, I wasn’t sure how to eat it. We figured using a spoon and scooping out the flesh was the best way we ate it. Maybe one day, I can take that every day for breakfast experience and apply it to grapefruit. Maybe then I will start enjoying this superfruit and just scoop it out with a spoon.
Grapefruit Nutrients And Health Benefits
Grapefruit is nutrient-dense fruit. It is a low calorie, low-fat fruit that has thick peel similar to oranges. It is rich in Vitamin C, A, E and B, calcium, magnesium, potassium, lycopene, fiber, and antioxidants. Its nutrient properties make it a great immune booster, your gut’s best friend, and lycopene also is known to fight against cancer.
Grapefruits are very nutrient-dense fruits. However, when you are on a specific diet such as Keto, grapefruit may not be the optimal fruit choice. It does have about 27g of carbohydrates per fruit 18g of which are sugar. Having said that, there could be an opportunity to include grapefruit in your diet even when on keto diet. For example, after exercise people on the keto diet may opt for a watery fruit to hydrate back some of the water they lost. Also, they can opt to replenish some of the carbohydrates lost during exercising via a nutritious grapefruit.
Equipment For Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
We are following the saferecipeguide.org guidelines on food safety. Hence, we strongly recommend getting a vegetable brush and scrubbing the grapefruit under running water prior to peeling it. We also like our juicer from here to the moon and back!
- 1 fresh grapefruit
- Wash your hands with soap and water. Check our article for more details on how to properly wash your hands.
- Gather all ingredients
- Scrub 1 grapefruit with a vegetable brush under running water
- Peel the grapefruit
- Separate the grapefruit into pieces to fit into the juicer's opening
- Juice the grapefruit pieces with the juicer
- I juice 1 grapefruit as it is a big fruit and yields 8 oz of juice by itself
- You can dilute the juice with extra plain water depending on how you like the taste
- We are extremely excited to announce we are now using the saferecipeguide.org guidelines to make our recipe safe-friendly.
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