Grapefruit is a very tasty and juicy fruit, but it tends to have those tough white peels around the segments that make it not as enjoyable to eat. That’s how the stores get away with selling those tiny fruit cups with peeled grapefruit chunks for a dollar! One grapefruit would yield at least 4 of those fruit cups if you peel, cut and section it yourself – it’s so much cheaper, and not to mention fresher.
When you learn how to section a grapefruit correctly, you will have very yummy grapefruit chunks without any kind of white peel whatsoever! Once you try the skinless grapefruit chunks, you won’t want to eat your grapefruit any other way!
How To Peel, Cut And Section A Grapefruit
- 1 grapefruit
- Start with the whole grapefruit.
- Poke a hole in the skin of the grapefruit with your finger.
- Start peeling the skin off the grapefruit – begin with the hole that you made in the skin and continue peeling the skin off until there is no more of it left on a grapefruit.
- Separate the peeled grapefruit in half.
- Break each half into individual grapefruit segments.
- Take a grapefruit segment and cut off its end as shown on the picture below.
- Peel the skin off the grapefruit segment as shown.
- Finish peeling all off the grapefruit skin like on this picture:
- Now you have the skin completely separated from the grapefruit. Discard the peel!
- Here’s another picture of a juicy grapefruit segment completely separated from the skin
- Repeat peeling the remaining grapefruit segments. Now you have extremely tasty grapefruit segments without that annoying chewy skin!
Peeled grapefruit sections will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days. You can peel, cut and section several grapefruits at once, and you’ll have lots of yummy juicy peeled grapefruit to eat for several days!