White Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi)
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White Grapefruit, also referred to as the Texas grapefruit, is a subtropical evergreen fruit tree supposedly native to south Asia, but with an origin story sprinkled in mystery.
A popular member of the Rutaceae family along with its other Citrus, this highly ornamental grapefruit tree bears a light-yellow hued fruit with a slightly bitter to sweet-tart flavor in contrast to its pink-hued, sweet Ruby Red relative.
Some say it began from a hybrid of Sweet Orange and Pummelo in Barbados and was originally called the “forbidden fruit”. Some ask why the citrus is called “grape” fruit, and that answer springs from the clusters in which the White Grapefruit grows. Others say the name comes from the flavor of “under-ripe grapes”, but regardless, here we are with gorgeous clusters of citrus beckoning to be picked and put onto a breakfast plate or juiced into a tall glass.
In Haiti and Costa Rica, the White Grapefruit is cooked to eliminate the bitterness and can be found in many native dishes. The vitamin-C rich fruit rocks supplemental amounts of protein, potassium, calcium and fiber with a low-calorie count as well. Who can resist their wide and spacious canopy of potential deliciousness?