February Is National Grapefruit Month. Find Out Why You Should Eat More Of This Healthy Fruit And Ways To Serve It.

Did you know that February is National Grapefruit Month? We certainly don't need an excuse to eat more grapefruit, but for those of you who do, check out the nutritional benefits of sinking your teeth into this juicy, sweet-tart citrus. 
Did you know that February is National Grapefruit Month? We certainly don't need an excuse to eat more grapefruit, but for those of you who do, check out the nutritional benefits of sinking your teeth into this juicy, sweet-tart citrus. 

Grapefruit are good for you

It's not a coincidence that February is both National Grapefruit Month and American Heart Month. Grapefruits are loaded with nutrients that support heart health and benefit your overall health.

All varieties of grapefruit are good for you but the red Rio Star Grapefruit is particularly appealing for heart health because it a delicious way to "go red".

A whole grapefruit provides about 4 grams of fiber and just over 100 calories. The juicy fruit is loaded with antioxidants, such as vitamin C, which help to reduce inflammation, boost immunity, and promote skin health. In addition, a grapefruit offers over 25 percent of the Daily Value (DV) of vitamin A, nearly 10 percent of the DV for potassium, 8 percent of the DV for folate, and almost 6 percent of the DV for calcium. To boot, a serving of grapefruit is fat-free.

Ways to eat more grapefruit

If you're looking to do more than just peel and eat a grapefruit, try these tasty grapefruit recipes.

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