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Food glossary

Grapefruit

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice

The largest member of the citrus family, the classic yellow grapefruit has white flesh with a distinctive juicy and sweet yet tangy flavour. The increasingly popular red grapefruit have thin skin and firm flesh with a sweeter taste. Choose fruit that are heavy, which indicates they are full of juice, and have an even-coloured skin. Available all year.

Uses: In salads, and fruit salads, in chicken and oily fish dishes or simply halved and sprinkled with sugar for a starter or for breakfast. Grapefruits can be also be made into marmalade.

To store: At room temperature for 3-4 days, or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

To prepare: Cut in half and use a grapefruit knife, or small, sharp knife to cut between each segment. Or to divide into whole segments, peel the fruit and cut the segments out from the membrane.

Florida grapefruit

Florida grapefruit have a juicy sweet flavour with no bitterness. Waitrose stock red and white-fleshed Florida grapefruit and they are at their best during the winter months. Available from November to July.

Uses: As a snack or in salads, as a garnish or in chicken and oily fish dishes or simply halved and sprinkled with sugar for a starter or for breakfast. Grapefruits can be also be made into marmalade or squeezed to make fresh juice.

To store: At room temperature for 3-4 days, or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

To prepare: Cut in half and use a grapefruit knife, or small, sharp knife to cut between each segment. Or to divide into whole segments, peel the fruit and cut the segments out from the membrane.

Grapefruit juice

A variety of different grapefruit juices are available:

Pure Florida pink grapefruit juice (long life)

A naturally sweet grapefruit juice made with concentrated grapefruit juice.

Uses: Ideal for taking on holiday or picnics because it does not need to be refrigerated before opening. Shake well before use.

To store: Keep in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months, once opened store in the fridge and use within 4 days.

Pure Florida ruby red grapefruit juice

A naturally sweet juice with a distinctive red colour, made with concentrated Florida grapefruit juice.

Uses: Serve as an alternative to white grapefruit juice - it has a sweeter flavour. Shake well before use.

To store: Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, once opened consume within 3 days.

Pure Florida white grapefruit juice

A traditional unsweetened grapefruit juice made with concentrated Florida grapefruit juice.

Uses: Serve as a refreshing drink, for a lighter drink mix with sparkling water or lemonade if you prefer a sweeter drink. Shake well before use.

To store: Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, once opened consume within 3 days.

Pure grapefruit juice (long life)

An unsweetened juice made with concentrated grapefruit juice.

Uses: Ideal for taking on holiday or picnics because it does not need to be refrigerated before opening. Shake well before use.

To store: Keep in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months, once opened store in the fridge and use within 4 days.

Pure premium golden grapefruit juice

Made from 100% pure squeezed grapefruit, golden grapefruit juice has a tangy, refreshing flavour.

Uses: Serve with ice or mix with orange juice for a tasty citrus cocktail. Shake well before use.

To store: Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, once opened use within 5 days.