About Grapefruit

This juicy citrus fruit is possibly the most refreshing way to get your vitamin C! The yellow or golden skin covers an intensely flavoursome pulp that varies from yellow (bitter) to ruby red (sweeter).

Dole transports grapefruits very carefully. Our grapefruits are shipped to Europe in special containers kept at between 10°C and 15°C and 90% humidity. That’s why Dole grapefruits are full of natural juiciness.

Selecting

All grapefruits have the same round shape, but they vary in flavour. Generally, the sweeter red varieties come from sub-tropical regions, such as Florida and Honduras. Grapefruit from drier regions, like Israel and South Africa, are sharper tasting.

At the supermarket or the greengrocer’s, go for firm, heavy grapefruits with undamaged skins.

Storing

Storing

Grapefruits do not ripen after harvest, so you can store them at room temperature for a couple of weeks.

Eating

Grapefruits make a refreshing start to the day, as part of a fruit salad, squeezed, or scooped from the shell. And they’re healthy too: one grapefruit can give you your daily dose of vitamin C.

It’s refreshing and nutritious in one!

Availability of Grapefruits

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Growing regions

South Africa, Mexico, USA

Grapefruits

Nutrition facts

Average per 100 g*
Energy 42.0 kcal
Protein 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 10.7 g
of which sugars 6.9 g
Fat 0.1 g
of which saturates 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Fibre 1.6 g
Sodium 0.0 mg
Vitamin C 31.2 mg
Calcium 22.0 mg
Magnesium 9.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
* Average values according to US Department of Agriculture