TIP OF THE DAY: Use Red Grapefruit For Festive Accents

Rio Red, Ruby Red and other red grapefruitvarieties add a Valentine accent. Photocourtesy Texasweet.com.   Still thinking about what to serve on Valentine’s Day? Much of what you decide to make can be accented with red grapefruit segments. Red grapefruit is a mutation of a pink grapefruit discovered in the 1920s. (Pink grapefruit itself is…
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RECIPES: Go Grapefruit!

Isn’t this special: Rio Star Grapefruit & Apple Mint Sushi Roll With Honey Chili Dipping Sauce. Photo courtesy TexaSweet. Grapefruit is in season, healthy (full of vitamins A and C, dietary fiber and lycopene) and flavorful. Go for Rio Star Grapefruit, Rio Red, Ruby Red or Star Ruby grapefruit varieties and you’ve got a beautiful…
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RECIPE: Grapefruit Granita

Granita is light, low-calorie and crunchier than sorbet. You don’t use an ice cream maker; instead, the ice crystals form in a pan in the freezer and are broken up every few hours. This recipe uses Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, grown in the Rio Grande Valley in southernmost Texas. They are more red in color…
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