The grapefruit - a tropical citrus fruit, named because it grows in grape-like clusters. Grapefruit is a cross between a sweet orange and a pummelo and was introduced to Florida from the Bahamas in 1823. There are two main varieties: seeded and seedless. They are also split into colour classifications white (yellowish-white flesh)and pink (flesh ranges from pale yellow-pink to bright ruby red). Pink grapefruit has a higher amount of vitamin A. The skins of all varieties are yellow, some with a pink blush.
How to select: Choose fruit with a thin, fine-textured, brightly coloured skin. Should be firm yet springy when held in the palm and pressed. The heavier they are for their size, the juicier they will be.
This was an extremely quick twist on an old favourite. It's very tasty and would be lovely at breakfast, dessert (could even be served alongside vanilla cake) or really - any time you are hankering for something sweet without much guilt.