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  • How to Choose Grapefruit 
    Opt for easier-to-prepare seedless varieties with thin, finely textured skins that feel heavy for their size and are firm when squeezed. The interior flesh can range from pale yellow to ruby red. While the color does not affect the flavor, red varieties have much higher levels of lycopene, an antioxidant.

  • How to Store Grapefruit 
    Grapefruit will last up to 1 week at room temperature or 2 to 3 weeks refrigerated.

    How to Prepare Grapefruit
    You can peel and section the fruit with your hands, but for salads and other dishes, you may want to prepare the fruit with more finesse. With a sharp knife, cut off the top and the bottom of the grapefruit, then cut away the remaining peel and white pith. Next, either slice the fruit or cut along the membranes between segments to release them. If you need the zest, grate it before peeling the fruit.

  • How to Use Grapefruit 
    If the fruit is bitter, a counterintuitive sprinkling of salt will make it taste sweeter. Grapefruit also pairs well with peppery salad greens, like arugula.

    —Melinda Page

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  • How To: Zest Citrus

    How to zest citrus like a pro: Grating the outer peel of lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits releases concentrated flavors. This video shows how to zest citrus—a little zest goes a long way.

     

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