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12/15/12 12:17 A

For another option, you can always peel a grapefruit and divide into sections like an orange. No mess!

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12/11/12 7:03 A

At Christmas we visit my sister in FL and she has a grapefruit tree, so I get to bring back bags full of grapefruit. Yummy!! Normally what I do is-- take a very sharp serrated knife and cut all the peel off. (I use a knife instead of just peeling it, so I can get all that white spongy bitter stuff off the grapefruit.) Then cut the grapefruit up into bite-size pieces, picking out all the seeds. I'll normally cut up 2 or 3 at a time, and refrigerate whatever I'm not going to eat right away. I don't think it makes any more mess than cutting up oranges, for fruit salad.

I think the really sharp knife helps a lot-- you're pressing on the fruit with a lot less pressure, lessening the chances of squirting.

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12/10/12 5:58 A

Just peel the grapfruit as you would an orange...break apart the sections and consume.

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12/10/12 5:51 A

Puree it down and eat the puree!



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12/9/12 7:48 P

would one of those grapefruit spoons help to cut better?

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MALACHITESAND Posts: 51
12/9/12 6:47 P

I use an old serrated citrus knife to cut the individual sections out once I split a grapefruit in half and that generally lessens the mess a good deal. I also know you can purchase grapefruit cutting gizmos - I've seen them both in stores and on the internet. Also, with stubborn fruit, I concur with the safety goggle use. As hilarious as it is, I sometimes use a pair of lab goggles, but only because there seems to be a magnetic pull between one's eyes and citrus juice.

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12/9/12 4:01 P

Safety goggles? emoticon

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12/9/12 2:51 P

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Some how I think getting squirted in the eye is an occupational hazard when eating a grapefruit. When I eat a grapefruit, I usually peel it and then remove the membrane that encases the juicy parts. I know that's labor intensive, but I find that membrane bitter.

I suppose I should ask you how sharp your knife is ? the sharper the knife, the cleaner the cut and the less likely a chance you'll get squirted. try sharpening your knife. that should help.



LOVIN1113 Posts: 41
12/9/12 2:28 P

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to eat fresh grapefruit without squirting it all over myself and my kitchen? I cut it in half and use a spoon and it's just a big mess for me. Please help!!!

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