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TexaSweet Citrus Grapefruit 101

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Texas Citrus is sweet, juicy, delicious and, most important, at the peak of the season! So peel that outer skin of the Rio Star or Ruby-Sweet and reveal the sweet, juicy, red interior for yourself.

  • Texas produces approximately 27,000 acres of citrus every year.
  • In 1993, Texas Red Grapefruit was named the State Fruit of Texas.

How do you pick a good grapefruit? The grapefruit should blush different shades of pink and orange for the best flavors. Make sure you don’t judge a grapefruit by its cover either! Even though there might be blemishes, scratches, or scars on the exterior skin, the meaty fruit is unharmed inside. The harvesting of Texas Grapefruit and Oranges takes place October-May of each year. Grapefruit tastes the sweetest December-February, also known as peak time.

Nutritional Value of a Texas Grapefruit:

  • Fat free
  • Saturated fat free
  • Sodium free
  • Cholesterol free
  • Contain dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  • Contains Lycopene
  • Contains dietary fiber

Nutritional Value of a Texas Grapefruit:

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TexaSweet Grapefruit Margarita

Especially on a hot Texas day, what hits the spot better than Texas grapefruit margarita? (Don’t cut citrus more than 30 minutes before making/serving for optimal citrus flavors.)


  • salt
  • lime wedges
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 to 1.5 cup fresh grapefruit juice (mix to taste)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • 1 to 2 tsp agave (optional)
  • ice cubes


  • Use lime to moisten rim of glasses and dip into salt
  • Combine tequila, grapefruit juice, agave if using, lime juice and Cointreau.
  • Serve margarita mixture over ice
  • Garnish with citrus geneously

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Texas Rio Star Grapefruit Frozen Yogurt


  • 4 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit (about 4 cups)
  • 2 (6 oz.) containers greek yogurt
  • 1/3 to ½ cup 0-calorie sweetener


  1. Section grapefruit and place sections on a sheet pan,cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Combine frozen grapefruit sections, yogurt, and sweetener in a food processor and process 30seconds or until smooth and creamy.
  3. Scoop into dishes and freeze until ready to serve.

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