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Ode to a Grapefruit?

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Ode to a Grapefruit? -- 2013-05-04 (Last Updated 2013-05-04, v2)

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As I've mentioned, I'm a fan of fruits and vegetables -- fresh, dried, cooked -- any, and all.

Some produce, however, I'm binary about. When the fruit is good, I'm ecstatic about it's taste, and when it's not, I'm deeply disappointed. Apples are a good example. When apples are crisp, not overripe, and tasty I'm a huge fan, when they're mealy (e.g., McIntosh), or overripe, or over-sweet (e.g., Galas), I can barely get them "down", if at all. Moreover, in general, I don't like any fruit when most people think it's at the peak of ripeness. Bananas are special along this dimension, I won't eat a banana that doesn't show significant signs of green. (My daughter shares this odd taste in fruit with me.)

Grapefruit is a special case. No matter what, I like grapefruit. The problem with grapefruit, however, is that when it's especially sour (acidic), it doesn't "like" me. Anyway, starting in April, of this year, the grapefruit has been fantastic. The best I've ever tasted -- by far. Even weirder, the worse the grapefruit looks, the better it tastes. And the taste, it's unbelievably sweet, and unbelievably concentrated. It's all I can do to confine myself to one grapefruit a day. (This is an economic/refrigerator space issue not a calorie issue.)

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* Workout went better, yesterday. I could have increased more, but I decided discretion was the better part of valor. It's a good thing because by the time I went to bed, my legs and back were bothering me again. This morning after a monumental amount of sleep, I felt much better.
* Stayed within calories yesterday.
* Weight down, this AM.
* Tomorrow is weigh-in.
* Off to the YMCA, now.

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    i love grapefruit too, without any sugar emoticon
    1811 days ago
    Mealy apples to me are the Delicious. I eat the MacIntosh because I find them hard, crisp and slightly sour up here in Canada. (They taste different on the west coast. Too sweet for me out there)

    The grapefruit is superb this spring!
    1812 days ago
    I prefer green bananas too and I just love all fruit.
    My favourite is the non acidic pineapple which is
    great for digestion. I like grapefruit, but as I am
    hypothyroid, I shouldn't have it, but I have a friend
    with a few trees and when she gives me I do eat
    them like an orange. emoticon
    1812 days ago
    Love grapefruit. Without sugar too :)
    1812 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I do not like grapefruit no matter what it says and does
    1812 days ago
  • DARLY55
    Apples are my favorites, Honeycrisps, Braeburn, Gala, Roma, Golden Delicious and most any that are fresh and crisp right off the tree, really. Grapefruits - never acquired the taste. That is the only fruit I do not care for.
    You may have them all, Lee
    Glad you had a good night's sleep!
    Take care,
    1812 days ago
    I love almost all fruit and almost all veggies too. I prefer green bananas as well but I do like Gala apples. I don't like the ones with skins that will practically peel back your gums. I love grapefruit too.
    1812 days ago
    Grapefruit most days
    1812 days ago
  • GINAC0
    I too love love love grapefruit. My husband can't stand the sourness, but to me it's the perfect blend of sweet and sour.
    1812 days ago
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