Celebrate National Grapefruit Month with Citizen Spritz

February is Grapefruit Month! To help you celebrate, here is everything you need to know about this delicious fruit.

What is grapefruit?

Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that gets its name because it grows in grape-like bunches. It is segmented on the inside, similar to an orange, but larger – and the flavour is tarter.

Grapefruits come in many varieties, both seedless and seeded, although the skins are always yellow; the variation tends to be the colour of the flesh, which can range from yellowish-white to red.

Nutritionists highly prize grapefruits, as they believe they are full of vitamin C and fibre.

Five facts about grapefruit you didn’t know!

It’s no wonder there is a month celebrating the humble grapefruit, which is quite an interesting fruit. Did you know:

  1. The grapefruit is a hybrid of the orange and pomelo fruit and was first bred in Barbados in the 18th century and was named “the forbidden fruit.”
  2. The ruby red grapefruit was discovered in Texas, USA, and was the first variety of grapefruit to receive a US patent.
  3. Grapefruit trees can grow to around 50 feet tall.
  4. China ranked as the country with the highest grapefruit production in 2021, followed by Vietnam and Mexico.
  5. You can remove some of the sour flavours of the grapefruit by cooking it first.

Why do we love pink grapefruit?

Pink grapefruit is sweet, tart and tangy, making it the perfect flavour for an uplifting and refreshing drink.

Citizen Spritz Pink Grapefruit non-alcohol spritz is as thirst-quenching as the well-known Paloma cocktail but with none of the headache the morning after.

Serve over ice with sparkling water and a slice of pink grapefruit on the side. Or, you could serve it with a sprig of rosemary to complement the fresh grapefruit flavour.

If grapefruit is not your thing, why not try one of our other flavours – Bitter Orange, Cool Lime or Passion Fruit? Or, order our sampler pack, which contains all of the Citizen Spritz flavours.