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The Story of the Texas Grapefruit

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America is the world leader in grapefruit production with over one-third of the annual output. But the exotic island fruit almost didn't make it in New World. In fact, it was a veritable flop when it first arrived. Brought to Florida in 1823 by a Spanish count, the grapefruit was... more

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The Popularity of Ruby Red Grapefruit in Texas

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Image via Wikipedia The grapefruit came to Texas at the end of the 19th century. At the time, farmers in the Lone Star State were desperate for a new agricultural crop. Cattle and cotton was king, but there was a decided dearth or fruit and vegetable crops. But even so,... more

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5 Amazing Reasons for Eating Grapefruit

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When it comes to beating back the common cold, you just can beat a grapefruit! Whether you’re slicing it in half for a fresh start of your day or downing a glass of grapefruit juice to quench your thirst, you’ll be getting up to 80% of the recommended daily dose... more

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Make the Switch to Honeybell Oranges

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Image via Wikipedia For many people plain Florida oranges or Navel oranges just don't suit their tastes. Some consider these varieties too tart and are looking for something that is sweeter and juicier. If you don't mind waiting until January for your oranges, you can order honeybell oranges to fit... more

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How to Make Sparkling Grapefruit Punch for Any Occasion

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Grapefruit punch is the perfect addition to any celebration. From weddings to birthdays to holiday parties or backyard barbecues a light, refreshing grapefruit punch is always perfect. You can make alcoholic punches for adult parties, or non alcoholic punch to give the kids at the event something special to drink.... more

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Composition of Red Grapefruit

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Image by little blue hen via Flickr The grapefruit is one of the newer varieties of citrus fruits and is the result of cross-breeding between oranges and pomeloes. All grapefruit varieties are rather large and can range in size from four to six inches. The albedo–the white matter underneath the... more

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Why Are Tangerines So Tangy?

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It's no wonder that so many people enjoy tangerines. They're great to pair with a granola bar for a grab-and-go breakfast, they make the perfect refreshing 3pm snack, and they taste great in salads, desserts and jellies. Tangerines are smaller than other oranges with an easy-to-peel skin, so they're a... more

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Ship Grapefruit from Texas

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Image via Wikipedia The grapefruit industry in America did not begin to bear fruit (pun intended) until 1929. Before that time the grapefruit was nothing more than an exotic novelty that was grown on small farms and orchards in Florida and Texas. But after the discovery of a new variety... more

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Why Buy Grapefruit?

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Image via Wikipedia Most people know that fruit is healthy. Chock-full of vitamins and minerals, it may just be the perfect food. But which kind of fruit is best? In this article we are going to discuss a relatively new addition to the citrus family of fruits, the grapefruit. Why... more

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John H. Shary and the Texas Grapefruit

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The grapefruit came to Texas in the late nineteenth century with little fanfare and low expectations. The exotic island fruit had been a flop in Florida, where it was deemed too sour for general consumption. But orchard owners in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas were willing to take... more

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