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How do people eat it? I have never had it other than to put sugar all over it?
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  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
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    I buy those big containers of it already cut up. They are pricey but when I figured out the price compared to buying whole grapefruits they make sense. Anyway, I get the one in light syrup so it is lightly sweetened. I tried the plain (I believe they are in water or their own juice) and they were so sour. I ended up putting Sweet 'n Low on them.
  • ManiacalLaugh
    ManiacalLaugh Posts: 1,048 Member
    edited February 2016
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    I was so happy to learn that grapefruit is not the "diet super food" it seemed to be back in the 80's and 90's. Seriously... if you wanted to go on a diet back then, the first thing you did was eat grapefruit for breakfast and then pop in your Jane Fonda Low Impact Aerobics tape. I could never choke a plain one down.

    I used to try and eat it with artificial sweetener. I've found, however, it's much better as a juice or mixed with other (much sweeter) fruits.
  • janejellyroll
    janejellyroll Posts: 25,763 Member
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    I peel it like an orange and eat the segments.
  • treehopper1987
    treehopper1987 Posts: 505 Member
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    sugar or artificial sweetener on it
  • rosebarnalice
    rosebarnalice Posts: 3,488 Member
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    I peel it like an orange and eat the segments.

    This. And I also peel off the white membrane off of each segment so it's less bitter
  • MonkeyMel21
    MonkeyMel21 Posts: 2,395 Member
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    I either eat the segments or spoon it out of the peel. I put salt on it either way.
  • Alluminati
    Alluminati Posts: 6,208 Member
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    I peel it like an orange and eat the segments.

    Yup. It's delicious! Especially the ruby red ones.
  • janejellyroll
    janejellyroll Posts: 25,763 Member
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    Alluminati wrote: »
    I peel it like an orange and eat the segments.

    Yup. It's delicious! Especially the ruby red ones.

    And now I want grapefruit. Fortunately, I was already planning on stopping by the grocery store this evening.
  • melaniecheeks
    melaniecheeks Posts: 6,349 Member
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    I add it to salad!
  • tulips_and_tea
    tulips_and_tea Posts: 5,716 Member
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    I love grapefruit! Plain, though. No added sugar or sweetener. I use a sharp knife and section it, which is the way I eat oranges as well. I don't like the white part or any of the skin.

    Last year a client brought me a bag of grapefruit freshly picked off their tree in AZ. They were the size of cantaloupes and hands down the best I've ever tasted. Now the ones at the local grocery store don't taste nearly as good, but they will have to do.
  • kommodevaran
    kommodevaran Posts: 17,890 Member
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    Pomelo is a grapefruit :D
    Seriously, I found a white fleshed variety once that was sweet. I'd eat grapefruit every day if I could have that.
    If you need to put sugar on your diet food to make it go down, I'd doubt the suoperfood claims.
  • NaturalNancy
    NaturalNancy Posts: 1,093 Member
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    I cut it in half, put it in a bowl, cut the outer edge of it and eat it plain w a spoon
  • Meganthedogmom
    Meganthedogmom Posts: 1,639 Member
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    I eat it just like an orange.
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
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    As an aside, grapefruit contains an enzyme that adversely interacts with a wide range of medications. Anyone on blood pressure medication should avoid grapefruit.

    I like sour, so I eat grapefruit sour.

    There is a spoon specifically designed for grapefruit

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  • BonnieSeelinger
    BonnieSeelinger Posts: 23 Member
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    If you cut them in half and spread some honey or sprinkle brown sugar on top, then broil until its all nice and caramelized -- You are in for a treat. Try it warm sometime. It changes the experience entirely.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,867 Member
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    cut in half and section the fruit and eat.
  • mean_and_lean
    mean_and_lean Posts: 164 Member
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    As an aside, grapefruit contains an enzyme that adversely interacts with a wide range of medications. Anyone on blood pressure medication should avoid grapefruit.

    And the birth control pill.
  • TeaBea
    TeaBea Posts: 14,517 Member
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    I peel it like an orange and eat the segments.

    This^

    If the skin on the segments bothers you, it's super easy to pull off.

    Broiled grapefruit. Add a sprinkle of brown sugar first.

  • chrissymfred
    chrissymfred Posts: 47 Member
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    I love grapefruit! I slice it up and enjoy, plain. Especially red grapefruit! It is so juicy....refreshing....yummy! It is one of my all time favorite foods.
  • mjwarbeck
    mjwarbeck Posts: 699 Member
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    Forget the grapefruit and move to the pomelo...the genetic parent of the grapefruit. Less bitter and one fruit will last you days...