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Beaumont Food of the Month: Grapefruit

Food of the Month - GrapefruitGrapefruit is more than a beloved breakfast staple; it’s a genuine superfood! These tangy citrus fruits are in season from winter through early spring, and offer plenty of tart juice with just a hint of sweetness.  There are lots of varieties of grapefruit; seeded, seedless, red, pink – even white!

Eating just one half of a standard grapefruit (approximately 120 grams) will provide an impressive 64% of your daily value of calcium. Red and pink grapefruit also offer the antioxidant lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient with cancer-fighting properties. Grapefruit has also been proven to reduce blood levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Juice it, pickle it, bake with it – or enjoy this low-calorie treat all on its own!

Nutritional information

  • Grapefruit (1/2 fruit)
  • Calories: 52
  • Fat: 0.2 (0%)
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Potassium: 166 g (4%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 13 g (4%)
  • Protein: 1 g (2%)
  • Vitamin A: 28%
  • Vitamin C: 64%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Magnesium: 2%
  • Iron: 0%

How to cook with grapefruit

Though often enjoyed alone, grapefruit is a versatile fruit that complements many types of dishes. Consider using grapefruit juice or peel in the place of other citrus fruits – like oranges or lemons – in your cooking or baking.

Try a few of these recipes:

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Fire Up the Grill | Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is a day dedicated to remembering the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Parades are often held in towns, large and small, featuring servicemen, veterans, marching bands and more.

Memorial Day also marks the unofficial kick-off of summer, so having friends and family over for a backyard barbecue has also become standard. If you’re looking to impress your guests with some new recipes, try one of these summertime favorites:

flank_steak Santa Maria Barbecued Flank Steak with Pili Pili Sauce

  • 1½ to 2 pounds flank steak, trimmed
  • 1 tsp. chopped garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper, coarsely ground


  • Preheat grill to 350 to 400 degrees.
  • Rub flank steak with garlic and season with the salt and pepper.
  • Place flank steak on grill and cook four minutes; turn counter clockwise to set grill marks and cook another four minutes. Turn and cook another six minutes.
  • Turn grill off and allow meat to sit on the grill five minutes, to set the juices.
  • Remove the meat from the grill and slice diagonally in 1/8-inch slices. Arrange on a platter and serve with Pili Pili sauce.

Pili Pili Sauce

  • 6 chili peppers, ¼-inch diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  • Combine all ingredients and mix until vegetables are coated with the tomato paste and vinegar.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and allow to stand for an hour for the flavors to develop.


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Enjoy the holidays with these easy, healthy recipes

It is estimated that the average weight gain for Americans during the holiday season is between seven and 10 pounds. And those who overindulge in holiday goodies are also at risk of heartburn or acid reflux.

While mashed potatoes, candied yams and gravy are a staple at most holiday tables, they’re also the biggest culprits.

If you’d like to avoid heartburn or acid reflux, but still enjoy all the delicious flavors of the season, try a few of these recipes chosen and adapted from CleanEatingMag.com by Stephanie Vella, Registered Dietitian, Sola Life & Fitness.

Healthy recipes include: Pumpkin Soup, Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Glaze, Steamed Brussels Sprouts and Winter Fruit Compote with Nut Cream.

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