Sunday, March 25, 2007

Grapefruit snacking

The local groceries are starting to carry some nice citrus again, so for our late night snack we've gone back to eating oranges and grapefruit. We've been fortunate to have some real nice juicy sweet blood oranges (Moro variety, see photo below), although the navel oranges have been a bit ordinary.

The grapefruit have been off to a great start, though, firm, juicy, very sweet, and not too tart, especially the pink ones. I usually peel them, separate the segments and remove the membranes leaving nice bare naked hunks of sweetness. We sprinkle them with a little Turbinado sugar
then grab a fork.
Mmmm, grapefruit...

One word of warning, though: Grapefruit juice has been shown to have some health consequences as well as benefits. Grapefruit juice, even in small amounts, has been shown to have well documented drug interactions with prescribed medications, such as Calcium channel blockers, Statins, and others. See this site for some more details.

So enjoy, but be careful!

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