With the long, dark nights already setting in and a cold winter ahead, it’s time to bring a little sunshine to your life with juicy Florida grapefruit. The delicious and nutritious fruit is back in season from November and can help you look and feel great, it’s the perfect antidote to the winter blues.
Five reasons to embrace Florida grapefruit this season:
The sweet taste of Florida
Despite grapefruit having a reputation for being bitter, Florida grapefruit is in fact incredibly sweet. Ripened in the glorious Florida climate the fruit is much sweeter than its Mediterranean cousins, containing over 10% more juice than grapefruit grown in dry desert conditions, and is the perfect breakfast treat.
Rehydrate this winter
If you had a few too many cocktails on holiday this summer and are in desperate need of revitalisation, eating a Florida grapefruit rehydrates and provides a much needed boost of vitamins to get you back on track.
Grapefruit has been known as a favourite health snack of the stars for decades, with starlets dating back to Marilyn Monroe being fans of the fruit. Apparently she swore by its health and beauty-boosting properties – Florida grapefruits are vitamin-rich and are packed full of anti-oxidants that help support collagen production to help keep skin looking youthful.
Fight off the flu season
Packed full of vitamins, iron and essential anti-oxidants, each Florida grapefruit helps give your immune system the kick start it needs to fend off those winter germs. Each ½ grapefruit provides 100 per cent of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, which is proven to help fight against infections and speed up the healing process.
Slimming down before the inevitable Christmas excess?
High in dietary fibre and low in calories, with only 60 calories per half fruit, Florida grapefruit is the perfect ingredient to help you get slim in time for the party season and keep those sneaky Christmas pounds off.
Nancy Brown, International Marketing Manager from Florida Department of Citrus: “November is always an incredibly exciting time of year when the fruit are ripe for picking. This season’s weather has helped to ensure another fantastic crop and we hope you enjoy having a little taste of Florida sunshine in the UK.”
Femalefirst Taryn Davies