Food of the Week

​​​​​Grapefruit

 

  • High in Vitamin C, which helps reduce the chance of getting a cold (this is especially useful now that the weather is changing and cold are common).
  • The deep red and pink color found in some varieties of grapefruit are due to Lycopene, an antioxidant which can help prevent tumors and destroys free radicals which damage our cells.
  • Lycopene also has been found to reduce a man’s risk for prostate cancer.
  • Grapefruit (both light and darker colored) has Pectin in it which has been shown to lower LDL (the “Bad”) cholesterol.
  • Drinking grapefruit juice may raise the pH of the Urinary tract in women, thus reducing their risk for Kidney Stones

*Fun Fact* ​Grapefruit gets its name by the way it grows in clusters on the tree, similar to the way grapes grow.

Grapefruit Salad with Honey-Mint Dressing

 

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Total Time: ​10 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 5 min

Ingredients:
2 ruby red grapefruits
2 tablespoons clover honey
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

Directions:
Using a sharp chef’s knife, cut away the peel and the white part or pith from the grapefruit. Carefully cut inside the skin of each segment to remove each section of flesh. Squeeze the membranes over a bowl to extract all the juice. Whisk the honey and mint into the juice and set dressing aside.
Arrange the grapefruit segments on a platter or in a shallow bowl and drizzle with some of the dressing.

Nutritional Analysis:
Per Serving
Calories: 156
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Protein: 1 g
Total Carbohydrate: 41 g
Sugar: 16 g
Fiber: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 4 mg​​


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