Grapefruit and All Its Glory
Despite the word “grape” in its name, you won’t find grapefruit growing on a vine. Grapefruit is a juicy citrus fruit and it is thought that it was originally from the West Indies, a cross between the pomelo and the orange.
Grapefruit are said to have a slightly sour, but very pleasant, taste. They are almost round, often with a flat bottom and a slightly tapering neck. They are normally, thin-skinned and yellow, but some do come in red and red-blushed colours. Inside, grapefruits are divided into distinct segments by thin, white membranes which radiate from the centre like wheel spokes. The fruits very pale yellow flesh comprises hundreds of small translucent juice sacs. Some varieties are seedless and others have reddish-orange flesh.