Monday, January 3, 2011

Grapefruit Tea - Happy 2011!!

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Grapefruit Tea_

This is a wonderful tea (via M.S.) -- one of my favs for this time of year -- enjoy!!
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Grapefruit is high in vitamin C, potassium, several carotenoids including beta-carotene. The white pith contains pectin and bioflavonoids which makes grapefruits
an excellent antioxidant food. _
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Time to break out the KitchenAid® Citrus Juicer Attachment. Love this simple solution for fresh fruit juice!!
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Serves 4 _

2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice (squeezed from 2 grapefruits)
2 to 4 tablespoons honey
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice berries
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Directions
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In a medium pot, combine juice, honey, cinnamon, allspice, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat; strain and discard solids. Serve with a grapefruit segment or strip of zest.

Grapefruit Basics

In Season:

Grapefruit growing season lasts from October through May. Grapefruit keeps well in cold storage, so it can be found in supermarkets year-round.

What to Look For:

Grapefruit comes in white, pink, and red varieties. Pink and red grapefruit gets its rosy blush from lycopene, the same antioxidant found in tomatoes. Choose fruit that's heavy for its size, with smooth, rather than bumpy skin. These are good indicators that the grapefruit will be juicy.

How to Store:

Grapefruit will keep at room temperature for a week when stored in a bowl or basket with good air circulation. Kept in an airtight bag in the refrigerator's crisper drawer, it can be stored for up to two months.

(Above info also via of M.S. - photo courtesy of Jupiter Images)

7 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

That sounds really good - and we are geting great grapefruit in the markets right now.

I do miss our backyard orchard in CA - there is nothing like the taste of a grapefruit right off the tree.

Megan Walker said...

oooooh....... that photo of the pink grapefruit looks SO GOOD!!! xoxoxo

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ooo sounds delicious! =)

Melanie's Randomness

sandra lee said...

YUM! I am drinking apricot tea right now but I will have to try your recipe. So refreshing.

Candylei said...

My first time to visit. Your photographs are so beautiful! Loved reading about your house and recording your children's height on the door. We do that too!

Candylei

Lady Grey said...

that sounds so lovely!

Cynthia Maniglia said...

Oh, wow - I must try this! Never saw a recipe for this before. I am having tea right now and wish I could swap it out for yours!

Have a great day, Sabina!

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