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Tart and sweet, grapefruit is low sugar, fat free, cholesterol free, contains free radicals like vitamin c to fight cancer, contains pectin to lower cholesterol and the Texas Ruby Reds have 5 phytonutrients which do all sorts of wonderful things for you, including aiding in symptoms of menopause. The enzymes help digestion, and even prevent the absorption of fats and carbohydrates. Even the oil can reduce cellulite and help the lymphatic system and the aroma can help alleviate depression.<br><br><br><br>
Broil the grapefruit half with a little artificial sweetener on top...<br><br><br><br>
Or cut a Ruby Red Grapefruit in half and freeze it - tastes just like sorbet!!!<br><br><br><br>
Buy a grapefruit spoon - its got handy ridges on it to dig right in~<br><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://members.aol.com/yumhummus/grapefruit.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I love grapefruit. YH and I have one every morning, no sugar. But we disagree on the scoring. I say by the time it's morning it's too late to worry about whether or not I've scored. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pimp.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":tame:">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Michael</i><br><br><b>I love grapefruit. YH and I have one every morning, no sugar. But we disagree on the scoring. I say by the time it's morning it's too late to worry about whether or not I've scored. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pimp.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":tame:"></b></div>
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you and Yum Hummus are eating grapefruit together??<br><br>
Sqirting graprefruit juice at each other??? Scoring????
 

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The grapefruit is the only one getting scored. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
We both do eat grapefruit each day though and without sugar. Strange coincidence. I don't cut mine though now that I use a grapefruit spoon but she cuts it and uses a grapefruit spoon. I say what's the point in using a grapefruit spoon if you're going to cut it anyway?
 

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I scoop my grapefruit meat out, from between the fibrous "cups," with an ordinary teaspoon. It is easy, once you know how.<br><br><br><br>
Lately however, all the supermarkets have had, are these pulpy, tasteless, low-sugar, seedless, red and pink awful things, that aren't like real grapefruits, which should be white, and have more (but not too many) seeds. Apparently in an effort to make marketable (pink, lower in acid) fruits, breeders have bred many of the characteristics that i consider desirable, out of commerically-grown grapefruits. The organic grapefruits we had at the organic citrus grove we - there is no comparison. But until last year, there were still good commercial grapefruits (white ones) available in supermarkets. Now they are gone. I no longer spoon-eat grapefruits, but simply juice them now. Modern grapefruits are not like real grapefruits. I hate what commerce has done to them.
 

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Soilman. I got some grapefruits somwhat like you described from Florida last week. They are smaller than the ones in the grocery store, have seeds, and are yellow on the outside. The pulp is pale (not white, but not pink or yellow). I thought of your post.
 

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YumHummus writes: "Tart and <b>sweet, grapefruit is low-sugar</b> [emphasis soilman's]"<br><br><br><br>
A contradiction in terms, since all the sweetness in grapefruit, comes from one or another of the simple sugars (as opposed to sacharin, or other sweet substance, that isn't a simple sugar).<br><br><br><br>
Furthermore, when comparing produce, grapefruit is not low-sugar; it is high-sugar. It is only if you compare grapefruit with artificial concoctions such as cakes, cookies, and candies, that it can be called low-sugar. A grapefruit may be higher in sugar, gram for gram, than an orange.<br><br><br><br>
I say, putting sacharin on a grapefruit -- is insane. Get a higher-sugar grapefruit, if the one you have isn't sweet enough (good grapefruits are often higher in sweetness than good oranges; inadequtely ripened grapefruits, which are commonplace in supermarkets, are often not) or put a source of simple sugars on your grapefruit. The main reason for eating grapefruits -- is to supply our bodies with needed sugar.
 

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Actually, "white" grapefruits are not really stark white, but have pulp chambers that are translucent, with a very slight yellow tinge, and the white color of the inside of the peel shows through the pulp.<br><br><br><br>
"Even the oil can reduce cellulite and help the lymphatic system and the aroma can help alleviate depression."<br><br><br><br>
Most of the oil in a grapefruit is in the skin. However unless you have organically grown grapefruits, I would be reluctant to eat anything that I've derived from the skin. Also, large quantities of grapefruit oil may be toxic, even from organically grown grapefruit. Only tiny quantities should be safe. However the skins of commercial grapefruits are treated with artificial coloring and fungicides. The colors and fungicides are just about impossible to wash off. I think they stain, penetrate, the skin. I wouldn't eat the skin, or squeezings from the skin, of any commercial, non-organically grown, citrus fruit. Lemons too, are artificially colored, and treated with fungicides. Putting "lemon-zest" in a food sounds risky to me.
 

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One more miracle of grapefruit- unless I've been duped, grapefruit seed extract concentrate is a powerful antimicrobial, and non-toxic. I ordered some to use for my humidifier which is growing mold in the filter (even though the filter is supposed to prevent that from happening <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> )<br><br><br><br>
It's called citracidal. A few different companies make it, and you can use it to clean the house, vegetables, gargle, deoderant, etc.
 

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Grapefruit is my alltime favorite thing. I've even heard that grapefruit contains "anti-malarials" that are almost as effective as quinine in malaria prevention, but are less toxic, and that people in high-malaria areas who eat grapefruit regularly rarely get malaria. But I can't remember where I read this.
 

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Thalia writes: "The pulp is pale (not white, but not pink or yellow). I thought of your post."<br><br><br><br>
Right. They call these "white" grapefruits, even tho the flesh isn't precisely "white." It generally is mostly translucent, with just a tiny hint of yellow. It kind of looks "white" because you see the white color of the white skin, through it.
 

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I got some kiss-azzs grapefruits last week, Mmmmm. I lump way too much sugar on top of the sour ones though. Tee-hee. Glad to hear about all those cool Grapefruit effects! I had no idea. But you did leave out one legendarily important Grapefruit side effect... but I won't go into it here, cause there might be children watching. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> *nudge nudge, wink wink* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/pimp.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":tame:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Thalia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
you and Yum Hummus are eating grapefruit together??<br><br>
Sqirting graprefruit juice at each other??? Scoring????</div>
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Hi Thalia~<br><br>
How times have changed!<br><br>
I dont eat grapefruit often anymore, only on occasions...<br><br>
Also, you're a MOD! Congrats!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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I think you mean antioxidants, not free radicals. Free radicals are the bad ones.<br><br><br><br>
Grapefruit is very very very good.
 

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I think you mean antioxidants, not free radicals. Free radicals are the bad ones.<br><br><br><br>
Grapefruit is very very very good.</div>
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LOLOLOL indeed I do! Thats a good one!
 
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