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About this item

  • Locally grown in Texas
  • Rio Red and Ruby Red Texas Grapefruit
  • Naturally sweetened
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Description

Naturally sweet and filled with antioxidants, Texas Grapefruits (8 lbs.) are an excellent addition to any diet. You can eat them in the morning as a healthy breakfast or snack on a slice in the afternoon for a delectable treat to break up your day or save them for dessert after dinner for a sweet treat.

When Is Texas Grapefruit Season?

Texas grapefruit is best when picked in November. Some greenhouses in Texas allow you to have access to the tasty, fresh fruit all year long. They are at their peak sweetness during the fall and early winter. 

What Are the Health Benefits of Grapefruit?

There are many health benefits of grapefruit. For starters, this fruit is high in vitamin C, with just half a fruit containing 78% of your daily value of vitamin C. The antioxidants in the grapefruit help to lower blood pressure and the overall risk of heart disease.

Texas Grapefruits are high in electrolytes and water. Regularly eating grapefruit helps to prevent dehydration.

How Can You Tell Texas Fresh Grapefruit Is Sweet?

Ruby Red Texas Grapefruit is naturally sweet in comparison to other varieties. You can tell that they are at their peak sweetness when the fruit is both heavy and plump. The skin is smooth to the touch and feels as though it is ready to burst when you squeeze it.

Why Are The Texas Red Grapefruit Red?

Despite Florida being the home of the orange and other favorite citrus fruits, Texas is the natural habitat for the grapefruit. The red variety of this fruit fresh from the orchard dates back to 1929 when an orchard owner found some on his trees for the first time. 

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