Grill Grapefruit To Take Away The Bitterness

Grapefruit is a delicious citrus fruit that can be enjoyed any time of the day, not just at breakfast. If you like grapefruit but don't care for its characteristic bitterness, CHOW has a tip: put it under the grill. It takes the edge off.

As the video above explains, all you have to do is cut a slice off one side (so it doesn't roll around), cut a circle around where the flesh meets the pith, and put it in the oven under the grill (described in US terms here as a broiler) for about five minutes. A sprinkle of sugar before going in will cut the tartness even more and add some sweetness.

Even if you traditionally hate grapefruit, this might turn you around. CHOW also highlights some unique flavourings you can experiment with before you grill the grapefruit.

Hate Grapefruit? Try Broiling It [CHOW]


    I understand a lot of people eat grapefruit because of the health benefits (which I know nothing about, being something of a fatty) would the benefits be impacted in any way by grilling?

    Be very careful to avoid grapefruit if you are on form of anti-depressant (including herbal remedies like St. John's Wort), anti-psychotics, or anti-migraine medication - amongst others including almost all "head" altering medication.

    If you are in doubt it is wise to consult your pharmacist or doctor.

    Grapefruit uses the same liver cytochromes to metabolise as many "head" medications. It's quite a dangerous fruit unless you are aware of it's interactions.

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