Fresh Florida Grapefruit and 100% Florida Grapefruit Juice are packed with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and fiber. But they are fat free, saturated fat free, sodium-free, cholesterol-free…and there’s no added sugars! They are an excellent way to get one of your daily recommended servings of fruits.

Why Florida?

It’s not just grapefruit, it’s Florida Grapefruit!

Fresh Florida Grapefruit and 100% Florida Grapefruit Juice are known around the world for their superior taste. Citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, thrive in Florida’s subtropical climate and sandy soil making fresh Florida Grapefruit the juiciest and sweetest grapefruit in the entire world. You’ll also notice that Florida Grapefruit has a thinner peel…giving you more fruit for your money.

While that same amazing climate can also cause blemishes on the exterior of the grapefruit, it doesn’t affect the quality of what you will find inside this delicious piece of fruit. We like to say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover because There’s Amazing Inside!

You can typically find fresh Florida Grapefruit in your local grocery store from November through May each year. The peak season, which is when you’ll find fresh Florida Grapefruit at its sweetest, is January through May.

You can enjoy the amazing taste and nutritional benefits of 100% Florida Grapefruit Juice all year long. Just look for the “Florida” origin on the labels in the refrigerated section of your local grocer.

History
Florida Grapefruit has a rich history, dating back to 1823, when Count Odet Phillippe planted the state’s first grapefruit grove near Tampa. Before that, the first documented grapefruit tree was found in Barbados in the 1700’s. The fruit earned its unusual name because of the way it grows on citrus trees. Take a walk down a grapefruit grove and you’ll see the fruit grows in a cluster like a bunch of oversized grapes.

If you’ve ever wondered why citrus fruits grow in groves, while other fruits grow in orchards or plantations, the answer is simple! Groves are used to describe areas that grow and cultivate tropical fruits.