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  • Juicing Florida Oranges

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    If you are looking to experience some of the most unique and juicy Florida oranges available, you have to try the Valencia oranges grown at Indian River, Florida. Indeed, these sweetest of the sweet oranges are available much of the year, from February through October, with the majority crop ripening from May to July. These particularly coveted types of Florida oranges are known the world over for their tantalizingly sweet and unique flavor, and they are a prized addition to any fruit-laden gift basket or even when used to simply fill up a fruit bowl on your dining room table.…

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  • How to Make and Ship Grapefruit Baskets as Holiday Giveaways

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    As the holiday season approaches, most of us scramble to find the right presents for our loved ones. Finding the right presents can be a bit of a challenge especially if we want to give something really special to those who are important to us. Yet, with the current economic downturn, not all of us can afford to buy expensive gifts. Fortunately, there are ways to let the special people around us know that we care without spending a lot of money. Instead of buying expensive gifts off the department store racks, you can always make and ship grapefruit baskets…

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  • Sending Texas Grapefruit

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    Grapefruits make a great gift for family and friends. Or you can even order grapefruits for yourself. Perfect times for sending grapefruits are birthdays, anniversaries or holidays. The following places are some great choices when looking for fresh Texas grapefruit. Red Cooper Mission, TexasRed Cooper has been providing fresh, quality citrus for well over 30 years. Red Cooper started out as a small grapefruit farm in South Texas and has since grown to one of the major grapefruit shippers that send grapefruit all over the country. Besides grapefruit, the company also sells grapefruit juice and grapefruit candies. The grapefruits are…

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  • Fight the Battle of the Bulge with Fresh Grapefruit

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    The waistlines of ordinary Americans are growing faster than ever, according to a recent report. Funded by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Foundation, medical researchers compiled some truly shocking statistics. Many have heard that two-thirds of US citizens are now either overweight or obese, but few are aware of just how rapidly we are packing on the pounds. At present, Colorado is the thinnest with an obesity rate of 19.8 percent, well below the national average of 28 percent. But Colorado would have been the nation's fattest state in 1995, only sixteen years ago! How did…

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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 commercial orange industry in Florida was born. Years later, the orange made its way to Texas. Desperate for new agricultural crops, farmers in South Texas planted both sweet oranges and grapefruit. The earliest known citrus crop was cultivated in a region known as the Rio Grande Valley in 1882. Sadly,…

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  • Ways to Eat Grapefruit from Texas

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    Before the grapefruit came to Texas in the late 19th century it was little more than an exotic novelty fruit. First documented on the island of Barbados in 1750 by a Welsh naturalist, it was named grapefruit because of the way it grew in clusters, like grapes. Years later, it was discovered that the grapefruit is actually a hybrid, a cross between an Indonesian pomelo and a Jamaican orange. And since oranges didn't grow in Barbados at the time, the first grapefruit crops were almost certainly planted in Jamaica. The fruit was brought to Florida by Spanish explorers in the…

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  • What You Should To Know Before You Ship Grapefruit from Texas

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    What you eat affects you health and if you are not very careful with what you put inside you mouth, you can end in a lot of trouble. Before you ship grapefruit from Texas, you need to know its physical attributes, nutritional value and possible adverse reactions to certain conditions. Note that fruits cost money so you need to what to expect when you ship grapefruit from Texas. Grapefruit vary in terms of appearance, taste and texture. If you want to ship grapefruit from Texas, you should go for the ruby red variety instead of white and pink ones. The…

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  • Fewer Calories in Grapefruit When Fresh

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    An endlessly versatile fruit inside and out, the low calories in grapefruit make it a treat for dieters, being approximately thirty-five to fifty calories in grapefruit per serving. It is also great for those simply looking to establish healthy eating habits, or gourmets looking for the next great taste. The red and pink varieties are high in beta carotene, which is important in maintaining eye health and function. They are also a good source of calcium, which helps maintain bone density. Grapefruit also helps lower LDL cholesterol. Grapefruit is available whole, sectioned and canned or jarred, and in juice form.…

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  • Use Ruby Red Grapefruit to Get Healthy Glowing Skin

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    Ruby Red grapefruit can give you the glowing, healthy skin you want without any chemicals or toxic ingredients. Save yourself the hundreds of dollars that skin care companies charge for high end cleansers and toners and buy a giant box of grapefruit instead. You can use those grapefruits to make your own skin care products at home. Ruby Red grapefruit really is all you need to have beautiful skin. Grapefruit is the best thing you can use on your skin if you have acne, oily skin, or other skin problems. Ruby Red grapefruit juice is packed with anti bacterial and…

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  • The Texas Grapefruit Diet Fad

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    Image via Wikipedia Many notable writers have remarked that America is a nation obsessed with image and artifice. From the iconic faces we see on the Silver Screen to the real life heroes of our everyday world, Americans love and respect perfection in all of its forms. Perhaps that is why we emulate our heroes every chance we get. But this can be a dangerous proposition, especially with regard to weight. For decades, women have attempted to duplicate the lithe bodies and impossibly slender frames the media has defined as the idea female body type. The tragic result of this…

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