For decades the grapefruit was a dieter’s choice, because of its quick weight loss plan that was for a short period. The grapefruit supposedly held a “magical” ingredient when eaten with protein it would cause fat burning which resulted in weight loss. However, one had to eat the unsweetened white grapefruit that is sour in taste. Besides the white grapefruit, there are the more popular and nutritionally-packed pink and red grapefruits of choice. These latter two are sweeter in taste. Grapefruits are tangy and sweet as well as being very juicy.
Another way to enjoy grapefruit is in juice form. An 8-ounce glass has at least 100% of Vitamin C. This important vitamin helps neutralize “free radicals” as part of the body’s natural oxidation process. That same 8-ounce glass is fat free with fewer calories than other 100% pure fruit juices. Florida produces 70% of the grapefruit grown in the U.S. It got its name, because the fruit grows in clusters like grapes. It was introduced to Florida in the 1820s from the West Indies. Now there’s a variety of outstanding grapefruit juices you can buy at your local supermarket that are grown in Florida. These come in white, pink, ruby red and star ruby red flavors.
Lakewood Juices – Pink Grapefruit, Pure
This is certified organic from the Florida Organic Growers and Consumers (QCS). These juices are pressed, pasteurized and bottled in Certified Organic Facilities. Pink Grapefruit has a distinct pigmentation that contains minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. Lakewood Juices in Florida has been around since 1935.
Ocean Spray – Ruby Red Grapefruit
I absolutely love this flavor of grapefruit juice. It is by far my favorite fruit juice. Ocean Spray has a co-op of citrus farmers in Florida that grow their grapefruits. This grapefruit juice is 100% with no added sugars. It’s nice to know it is so refreshing and healthy. It truly is delicious. In 1976 is when Ocean Spray began the co-op with citrus growers in the Indian River region. 1991 saw the introduction of their Ruby Red Grapefruit juice. This product is one of the company’s most popular when it was introduced.
Tropicana – White and Ruby Red Grapefruits
These non-refrigerated 8-ounce bottles are ideal to take on the go or for your lunch box. After they’ve been opened, refrigeration is then necessary. You can choose between the unsweetened white grapefruit or the Ruby Red juice flavors. Tropicana has been making outstanding citrus juices from Florida groves for more than 60 years.
Noble Juice – Star Ruby Red Grapefruit
From the groves in Winter Haven, Florida come their organically grown grapefruits. Their juice is made from 100% organic fruit. It is also 100% pure juice with no added sugar or water. Noble’s organic grapefruit packs more nutrition than any other fruit. In 2004 is when the organic juice line was formed.
Simply Grapefruit – Grapefruit
Here is a harmonious blend of grapefruit varieties made from 100% grapefruit, not from concentrate. The Simply Orange Juice Company is headquartered in Apopka, Florida since 2001. You most likely have seen their TV commercial featuring the soothing voice of Donald Sutherland.
Whether you want organic or natural grapefruit juice it is available in all three types of white, pink and red. Oftentimes grapefruit is overlooked from its highly popular member of the citrus family, oranges. You can see the many benefits that drinking grapefruit juice brings. It has more vitamins, fat free with fewer calories and very delicious. Thankfully it’s no longer just for dieting anymore.
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