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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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Put Your Grapefruit Peel To Work

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Every morning all across America millions of folks dig into a juicy grapefruit for breakfast. They not only know how good a grapefruit taste but they’re probably also aware of all the amazing health benefits they receive from a daily dose of the citrus. Grapefruits are loaded with vitamin C,... more

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The Story of Texas Oranges

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Image via Wikipedia The orange was brought to Florida in 1565 by a group of Spanish Explorers. It was an instant hit. Over the next few centuries, farmers planted huge crops of the tropical fruit to satisfy local demand. By the early nineteenth century, demand was so high that the... more

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