Valued for their juice and their fresh flesh, their unique balance of sweetness and tang make grapefruit hard to resist. Since they’re so high in dietary fiber and other nutrients, there’s no reason to say no!
• Let kids dip fresh segments into flavored yogurt for a healthy after-school snack.
• Grapefruit segments partner well with avocado over your favorite greens for a classic salad.
Oroblancos are a cross between a white grapefruit and an acidless pummelo. Early in the season they can be readily identified by their bright green exterior. With this variety, green is good. As the season progresses, green turns to golden yellow. In either case the oroblanco is ripe, sweet, and ready to eat. Oroblancos are as big or bigger than a medium sized grapefruit, generally round to flat round, with a slightly thicker rind than a grapefruit. The most notable characteristic of an Oroblanco is the flavor. It eats sweet and the flesh lacks the bitterness sometimes associated with grapefruit. Those that have sampled them describe the flavor as a grapefruit with the sugar already added.