Grapefruit gets its name from the way it grows in "grape-like" clusters on the tree. Grapefruit is highly valued for its juice, their unique balanace of sweetness and tang make grapefruit hard to resist.
Choose grapefruit with bright, smooth, unblemished skin. The grapefruit should be very heavy for its size, and the peel should be springy to the touch. Don't worry about any defects on the skin as they do not affect the taste. Grapefruit may be left at room temperature in a well-ventilated area for up to a week or refrigerated in the crisper.
There are many ways to eat a grapefruit. The easiest way is to slice it in half and eat it by scooping out sections with a teaspoon. If the fruit is too tart, just sprinklewith a little bit of sugar or sugar substitute. Grapefruits can also be peeled like other citrus fruits.