Saturday, March 19, 2011

Florida Grapefruit Review and Giveaway

It is a well known fact that grapefruits are extremely healthy for you, and have wonderful health benefits. Women are looking to amp up their diet and beauty regimens to prepare for the sundress and bathing suit season ahead. For some, this is viewed as a long and daunting process, leading many women to grow tiresome of these routines rather quickly. Many who strive to look and feel better don’t realize that they stand to benefit from little dietary shortcuts that allow them to get the most bang for their nutritional buck.



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.

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. Citrus fruits thrive in Florida’s subtropical climate.

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. (Taken from website.)

Healthy benefits of grapefruit:
Florida grapefruit and 100 percent grapefruit juice
o Health Benefit: Grapefruit and 100 percent grapefruit juice contain the antioxidant vitamin C, which may help the body neutralize free radicals that many scientists think may contribute to cell and tissue damage and lead to certain chronic diseases after long-term exposure. One medium Florida grapefruit also contains 4 grams of filling fiber, so it’s a great diet staple.

o Beauty Benefit: Grapefruit’s vitamin C also supports collagen production to help skin maintain elasticity for a youthful, glowing complexion. Collagen breakdown may contribute to the appearance of wrinkles.

o Ways to consume: Grapefruit and its juice can be consumed by themselves, or add segments to cereal, yogurt, salad, salsas and more. Grapefruit juice makes a great addition to marinades, smoothies, and salad dressings.


I was sent a fun Florida Grapefruit totebag filled with great items for review/giveaway. I received a Florida Grapefruit totebag, resistance bands, a bottle of nailpolish, and a waterbottle.


The waterbottle is perfect for the upcoming warmer months. On my diet I'm supposed to drink a lot of water and this will help me do so, since I can see how much I've had, and how much more I have to drink. The pink color is cute too.

The resistance bands I am not so sure I will use, but who knows, maybe I will?

The totebag is perfect for taking my lunch to work in. It's roomy and will hold a lot.

The nailpolish is a bright and sunny red color that will look perfect on my toes once I get a pedicure in the mid spring. I love red nailpolish and this one is very pretty.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking FOUR (4) winners who will win a totebag from Florida Grapefruit with fun goodies inside.
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Winner will be chosen on April 1, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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137 comments:

  1. Thanks for the give away.

    I would love to win this for a couple of reasons :

    1. I was born and raised in FLA and grew up eating FLA grapefruit! We had a tree in our backyard. I miss the grapefruits and I am so homesick.

    2. I love anything pink and I can always use a new totebag!

    3. I've misplaced my resistance bands and can sure use some new ones.

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  2. Love to win this because I LOVE grapefruit and eat them like an orange! We would use the bag as a re-use grocery bag and my daughter would use the water bottle for sports.

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  8. I would love to win this for the terrific items. Although I love grapefruit, thanks to my cholesterol-lowering drugs, I can no longer eat them.

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  19. I'd love to win this because all of the goodies are perfect for summer and a trip to the beach!

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  20. I would like the resistance bands, and the bag is cute.
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  22. I really like grapefruit and the color pink

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  26. I would love this tote because it is pink, and because I am a big fan of grapefruit

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  27. I would love to win, because I LOVE grapefruit and this prize pack looks great! I love the tote bag and the nail polish...it would look great on my toes!

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  31. I would like to win this because I love grapefruit (ruby red!).

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  32. I want to win because I LOVE grapefruit :)

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  34. I can never get enough bags, water bottles or nail polish. The resistance bands would be useful for my strength training I try to keep up with.

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  38. I would like to win this contest because I need a new tote bag and a new water bottle.

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  39. I would love to win this because my nails need new polish, my body needs some water and I'm losing everything (maybe the bag will help me keep it all together)!

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  40. I want the extra flavor of Florida Grapefruit.

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  45. I need additional vitamin C (urologist says) and Grapefruit is full of it.

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  52. I live in FLorida and I love grapefruit so I would love to win!
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  57. this would encourage me to eat more grapefruit.

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  61. I would love to win this because it sounds like great a great mix of goodies and I need a new resistance band too!

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  76. I would love to win this prize because 1)I love Grapefriut 2)Ijust started working our and need some resistance and 3)I am going to Vegas and need some new nail color.

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  79. I would like to win because I'm a Florida girl at heart and love the nail polish!

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  84. I have always enjoyed grapefruit...pink being my fav.
    My Mom used to put honey on it and broil it for us for breakfast.
    I'd like to win this fun giveaway because it will remind me to keep fit and eat my grapefruit! thanks

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  89. I'd like to win because I can always use an extra tote bag and water bottle.

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  90. I love grapefruit and anything that gets me closer to enjoying summer, I'm all over!

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  99. I would like to win this because I love grapefruit and I use tote bags for all sorts of things. I can always use another. I like water bottles to use in the summer also. Thanks! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  110. i would love to win this prize pack because i love pink and i love florida and i love grapefruit
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  116. I would love to win that snazzy water bottle. It would help me get the right amount of water each day. (And I adore grapefruit.)

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  118. still would love to win this bag giveaway

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  119. I would like to win because I love Florida Grapefruit and I love the color of the tote and the nail polish. garrettsambo@aol.com

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