A whole grapefruit and two slices of grapefruit

How to select

Grapefruits should be heavy for their size with thin, smooth, firm, and unblemished skin.

How to prepare

Peel the grapefruit and separate segments like an orange. Grapefruit can also be sliced in half and eaten out of the skin like it's a bowl.

How to store

Store grapefruit in the fridge for 2-3 weeks or at room temperature for 1 week.

Peak season


Ways to use

  • Jump-start your day with grapefruit at breakfast. 
  • Add grapefruit sections to salads. 
  • Trying broiling grapefruit halves, with a light sprinkling of sugar, for a sweet treat.

Fun facts

  • Grapefruit was once known as "the forbidden fruit." 
  • Grapefruits got their name because they grow in bunches. 
  • In the U.S., there are 20 different types of grapefruit.

Nutrition info and facts

Grapefruits are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects cells from damage; promotes healthy skin, bones, and teeth; supports immune health; and aids in the absorption of iron. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin and eyes; healthy organ function; and immune health.

1/2 medium grapefruit = 52 calories, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, 2 g fiber, 64% RDI vitamin C, 28% RDI vitamin A

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Have a Plant. Grapefruit.

Healthline. 10 Science-based benefits of grapefruit. February 15, 2023.