Another one of our favorite fruits that is in season this month is grapefruit. We grew up eating it many mornings for breakfast. Many people don’t know how to cook with them or eat them. Although nowadays we often peel them and eat them like an orange, we grew up cutting them in half and then using a knife to cut them out of their little sections.
Then we’d scoop them up with a spoon. Don’t be intimidated! Grapefruits are high in phytonutrients like vitamin A, lycopene and beta-carotene. Phytonutrients can be plant sterols, antioxidants, or non-digestible carbohydrates; all of which promote health and aid in disease prevention. Here is one of our favorite grapefruit dessert recipes!
- 2 grapefruits
- 4 tsp of clear honey
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, cut grapefruits in half, and remove the pith (the soft and spongy white material lining the rind of the grapefruit). Loosen the sections and pour honey into each section as well as drizzling it on top. Sprinkle both halves with cinnamon and cook for 15 minutes.
The whole grapefruit is only 105 calories and it is absolutely delicious!