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Grapefruits! A Celebrity Among Fruits

Boasting about the things you love is easy. Especially when those things have plenty of benefits that you can go on and on about to your friends and family. So when we boast about our Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit, it’s only because we want you to share in our excitement.

We’re not trying to brag, but our Winter Sweetz™ grapefruit is simply an awesome snack! Some would even say it is a celebrity among fruits. Grapefruit is an incredibly versatile food that is used in a plethora of products from – skin care to craft beer. Read on to learn why we consider grapefruit to be a celebrity fruit!

Grapefruit Color Matters

All grapefruit varieties are filled with an incredible assortment of vitamins and nutrients, but the ruby red and pink-colored ones tend to pack a little something extra. If grapefruits are celebrities, the red and pink varieties are royalty. Powerful antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene are found in great amounts in the ruby red and pink grapefruit varieties.

And you can bet that our Winter Sweetz™ ruby red grapefruits are packed with those awesome antioxidants. A diet high in antioxidants can help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.

Hello Delicious Hydration

Grapefruit is mostly water, making it a great food for hydration and satiety. Some 20% of your daily fluid intake comes from the foods you eat, like soups and fruits. Grapefruit is just one of the ways to help you reach your daily water intake. A single grapefruit is about 91% water.

If you feel like you don’t drink enough water throughout the day, add a grapefruit to your morning meal to help stay hydrated. When picking grapefruits of similar sizes, opt for the heavier one as it likely to have a greater amount of juice.

A Feel Good Fruit

We live in a fast-paced society. If you tend to build up a lot of stress, aromatherapy is an increasingly popular method to relieve tension and stress from day-to-day activities. Diffusers are an ideal aromatherapy tool for at-home relaxation. Can you guess what oil scent is good to use? Citrus of course.

Citrus scents like orange, lime, and grapefruit are excellent for increasing energy and vitality if you’re feeling dull and drained. A good citrus oil can act as a nice “pick-me-up” in your everyday routine. If you don’t have time for aromatherapy, try rubbing a small amount of the essential oil on your skin to reap the benefits of the revitalizing citrus. Or, you could just eat a good ol’ Winter Sweetz™ Ruby Red.

Not Just Another Skin Care Staple

It’s well known that citrus fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C – and this includes grapefruit. There are countless grapefruit extract-infused skin care products available to consumers that offer a host of beauty benefits.

When applied topically, grapefruit extract can provide anti-aging benefits, and can help improve skin tone. Grapefruit extract also acts as an excellent astringent and exfoliator for oily or acne-prone skin. When ingested, grapefruit provides an array of skin-protective antioxidants and nutrients that play a key role in hydration and skin integrity. Last, but not least, the vitamin C in grapefruit promotes the production of collagen, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while maintaining the skin’s elasticity and suppleness.

Make Way for Grapefruit Beer

There is no doubt that grapefruit and grapefruit juice are tasty treats, but have you ever considered trying grapefruit-flavored beer? Yup. Grapefruit beer is a thing now, and it is here to stay.

Some genius beer craftsman tinkered with grapefruit extract and concocted a whole new line of citrus-flavored craft brew. In fact, the Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine claimed grapefruit-flavored beer is the “latest and greatest” flavor to hit the shelves in 2016. There are several varieties of grapefruit infused brews on the market, including a ruby red beer. The beer is not as tart as the fruit, so if you’re not a fan of tart grapefruit varieties, the beer may still be palatable for you.

Grapefruit really is that cool! How many fruits do you know of that can reach craft brew status?   Our Lone Star State ruby red grapefruit is one of the freshest, tastiest, and sweetest varieties on the market. If you’re going to hop on the grapefruit bandwagon now, make sure it’s with the best on the market – Winter Sweetz™.

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