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Grapefruit Juice Recipes


   Grapefruits were first discovered in the West Indies and introduced to Florida in the 1820s. Most of the grapefruits grown in North America are grown in Florida. There are three popular varieties of the Florida grapefruit:
 Marsh White - white to amber colored flesh and almost seedless;
 Ruby Red - pink to reddish colored flesh with few seeds;
 Flame - red flash and mostly seedless.
   Fresh grapefruits can be stored in any cool, dry place, but will last longer if stored in the refrigerator. Do not store fresh grapefruit in plastic bags or film-wrapped trays since this may cause mold to grow on the fruit.
   Tart and tangy, with an underlying sweetness, grapefruits have a juiciness that rivals the orange and has many of the same health promoting benefits. Grapefruits usually range in diameter from four to six inches. It is larger than most oranges and the fruit may be flattened at both ends. The grapefruit got its name because it grows in clusters on the tree, just like grapes! The wonderful flavor of a grapefruit is like paradise as is expressed by its Latin name, Citrus paradisi. Grapefruits make tasty juice on their own, or as a great addition to fresh fruit juice.
   Grapefruit Juice is and excellent source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to support the immune system, and reduce cold symptoms or severity of cold symptoms. Vitamin C also prevents the free radical damage that triggers the inflammatory cascade, and is therefore also associated with reduced severity of inflammatory conditions, such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. As free radicals can oxidize cholesterol and lead to plaques that may rupture causing heart attacks or stroke, vitamin C is beneficial to promoting cardiovascular health. They have no fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, or sodium! Owing to the multitude of vitamin C's health benefits, it is not surprising that research has shown that consumption of vegetables and fruits high in this nutrient is associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Apricot-Grapefruit Juice

3 cups apricot nectar
1 cup grapefruit juice
Combine juices and chill. Right before serving, you can top a glass with Champagne for a new take on a mimosa or add seltzer for some nonalcoholic fizz.
Citrus Blast Off Juice

1 grapefruit
2 oranges
2 tangerines
¼ oz liquid ginseng
Peel and cut the grapefruit, oranges and tangerines into segments and juice.
Grapefruit Cucumber Orange Juice

1 cucumber
1 orange
1 grapefruit
Process all the fruits through your juicer.
Grapefruit Orange Juice

2 oranges, halved
2 ruby red grapefruits, halved
Using hand juicer, squeeze juice from oranges and grapefruits; transfer to bowl and whisk to combine.
Liver Cleanse Juice

2 Pink Grapefruits
1 Lemon
1 Lime
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Peel and cut the pink grapefruits, lemon and lime into segments and juice.
Really Red Grapefruit Juice

1 med. Orange
1/2 red grapefruit
2 handfuls cranberries
Peel the orange and grapefruit and cut into sections. Juice the ingredients.


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