February is National Grapefruit Month and to celebrate it there are various grapefruit recipes available on the internet; or you can just cut a grapefruit and eat it with a little honey or by itself. It’s a great time to celebrate National Grapefruit Month by alternating your diet with grapefruit and oranges.
Grapefruit is not your ordinary citrus fruit it is loaded with a lot of nutrients such as vitamins C, A, K, D and B. Grapefruits also help to build your immune system because of the high dose of vitamin C. It is also a great source of antioxidant.
Grapefruit also contains potassium which can be an alternative to bananas. It also has folic acid which is great for women of child bearing age.
Since we are still in winter, cold and flu season is upon us. If you do have a cold, fever or sore throat, drink a couple of glasses of grapefruit juice as it will help heal sore throats, eliminate coughs and reduce fever with the help of some of its nutrients of vitamin C, calcium, phytonutrients and phosphorus.
If you are tired a lot and want a healthy alternative, drink a glass of grapefruit juice. National Grapefruit Month could not be at a better month with winter here it is great to learn all the benefits about grapefruits which can help you to remain healthy.
Some additional benefits to grapefruit is that it has 3g of fiber for pink grapefruit and 1.5g for white grapefruit. Fibers aids in preventing constipation. Woman should consume 25g of fiber and men 38g of fiber a day.
One of the special benefits that you can take advantage of for National Grapefruit Month, is when you eat and drink grapefruit juice, it helps to lower your cholesterol, control your blood sugar and blood pressure. If you reduce these three key factors it will help you lose weight and remain healthy.
Grapefruit Tuile Recipe
• 2 oz butter, room temperature
• 5 oz confectioner sugar (10x)
• 1.33 oz of all purpose flour. If you have pastry flour use instead
• Pinch of salt
• 0.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
• 1.5 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1. Cream the butter and add confectioner sugar and salt. Cream until light.
2. Gradually add the fruit juices.
3. Blend in the flour. Allow to rest for 1 hour before baking or put in refrigerator overnight.
4. Pipe small amount s of the batter onto a Silpat or parchment paper but slipat works best. Bake in a 350°F (usually 5-6 minutes) until light golden.
5. For shaped tuiles remove from the pan and shape into desired forms. For flat tuiles allow to cool in pan.
6. Once cooled store airtight container so it can remain crisp. * Be careful tuiles are fragile so handle with care.