Wednesday, June 8, 2011

grapefruit for breakfast

picking the first fruit off the grapefruit tree

what a treat to eat the freshest of the fresh - grapefruit straight off the tree. we waited about two weeks for them to ripen. thinking we would eat one each, we picked two and then had piles of fun photographing them.

grapefruit's botanical name

what better way to keep healthy in the winter, with citrus paradisi in hand, which is full of vitamin c and antioxidants. grapefruit contain a polyamine called spermadine (ref wikipedia) which is said to promote longevity...all the more reason to eat them. we were awed by the size and the taste.

consuming grapefruit nutrition

the amazing thing about eating citrus straight from the tree is that you can eat the skin and pith, and it is not bitter like fruit that has been chemically grown. we managed to consume one grapefruit between us and we were full. the other we ate on the following day. i think it may be one of the best breakfasts i have eaten in a long while.

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