The yellow, pink or red pulp can be mild, sour, sweet, and perfumed (the yellow pulp less so than others).
Choose a grapefruit that is heavy for its size, relatively firm, with taut, shiny skin. Scars or hard patches on the skin do not affect the quality of the fruit.
Avoid a grapefruit that is too soft, with a dull rind.
At room temperature: 8-15 days
In the fridge: extended storage
In the freezer: the juice and the zest can be frozen, not the pulp.
SERVING IDEAS FOR GRAPEFRUIT
*Grapefruit is cut in half and eaten with a spoon plain or sprinkled with sugar.
*Wash the fruit before cutting. For ease of eating, separate the segments using a serrated knife with a curved point or a serrated spoon.
*Broiled grapefruit can accompany duck, chicken, pork and shrimp.
*It is added to mixed salads.
*Grapefruit is used in cheesecakes, flans, fruit salads and sorbets.
*It can be used in place of orange or pineapple in many recipes.
*Grapefruit juice is refreshing.
*The peel can be candied.