Summer is here, which means California Star Ruby grapefruit and Marsh Ruby grapefruit are here too – both seriously nutritious. Like antioxidants-all-around nutritious.
Just in time for spring and summer, the California Star Ruby grapefruit makes their appearance and are available through July. We like to call them nutrient A-listers since they’re filled with vitamin C, and offer vitamin A and fiber. To be exact, half of a grapefruit offers 50% of your daily vitamin C, 10% of your daily value of vitamin A and 11% of your daily value of fiber. Talk about a fruit that’s not only delicious but has all the right things! Plus, did we mention their fame-worthy flavor? We’re talking tart. We’re talking sweet. They truly are the star of the summer.
Then there’s the Marsh Ruby grapefruit, making their debut in July and staying for the rest of summer, through mid-October. Have you ever seen one? They’re perfectly light pink with an even lighter sweetness. Juuuuuust the right amount of sweet for when it’s cocktail hour or your hungry hour.
These varieties don’t just stop there- their beneficial nutrients that may support skin health including vitamin C – which promotes the production of collagen, helping to give skin elasticity and strength – and lycopene – a natural plant compound that has been associated with protecting the skin from sun damage.
Lycopene is a plant antioxidant that is also found in tomatoes and watermelon (it’s what gives these varieties their pink/red color). This antioxidant that has been associated with benefits not only for skin health, but also for heart health, bone health, blood pressure, and cancer.
From sips to savories, you can count on grapefruit to be the star of your dish or drink. And with all their health benefits, it’s no wonder they’re a nutrient A-lister.