Fruit of the Week: Grapefruit

– Grapefruit is a semi-sweet to sour citrus fruit
– Their name comes from the fact that the fruits grow on the trees in clusters like grapes
– Grapefruit trees were first bred in Barbados in the 18th century
– Brought to Florida in 1823 and has experienced much success in the United States
– Grapefruit has yellow-orange skin with the flesh inside varying from white to pink to red (often the redder, the sweeter!)
– Known as one of the “Seven Wonders of Barbados”
– United States is the top producer followed by China and South Africa

Grapefruit-Infused Water

Grapefruit-Infused Water

Directions:
1. Place 1 thinly sliced grapefruit in a pitcher.
2. Add 2 quarts of water.
3. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours to allow the grapefruit to infuse.
4. Stir well and strain, discarding the grapefruit.
5. For serving, add fresh grapefruit slices for garnish and plenty of ice. The infused water will keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.
6. Enjoy!