Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Florida Grapefruit Giveaway

Since everyone loved the Florida Grapefruit giveaway I had last year, it's back by popular demand! Grapefruits are not only delicious, they have many health benefits too. I eat grapefruits several times a week for breakfast to revv up my metabolism for the day. If you haven't tried grapefruit before, I urge you to add it to your list of favorite fruits.



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:

o 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.

If you're looking for a way to kick nutrition into high gear, I have just the plan for you. The Grapefruit Active Lifestyle Meal Plan, was created in partnership by Florida Grapefruit and nationally-recognized dietitian and author, Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD. Unlike popular diets of the past, this sweet (and sassy!) plan is filled with crave-worthy meal and snack options to help women meet their weight goals AND fuel an active lifestyle (whether training for a marathon, or keeping up with regular gym visits). Based on their recent consumer survey, nearly 70 percent of women are unsure how many calories to consume in order to maintain or lose weight when active in a fitness regimen.

Kicking old, restrictive diets to the curb, the fresh meal plan features grapefruit as the centerpiece and offers three balanced meals and two sensible snacks each day, like:

Chicken Parmesan Wraps and Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Grapefruit Berry Smoothie

Creamy Yogurt Herb Dip with crispbread crackers

These nutrition plans are healthy and full of the protein and nutrients that you need. You'll feel satisfied, healthy, and ready to tackle the day.

To help you get back on a healthy exercise and nutrition routine, Florida Grapefruit has the perfect kit to assist.



Five winners will each win a Florida totebag with a water bottle, pedometer and resistance bands inside. If you've been looking for a way to get back on track with fitness, this kit is perfect for you.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
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  1. I love just slicing them in half, sprinkling sugar on top, and using a grapefruit spoon to section out bites!

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  2. I like eating it as an afternoon snack!
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  4. With just a tad bit of sugar on top! Yum!

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  5. I eat if halved with sugar on top or in a juice
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  9. my favorite way to enjoy a grapefruit is halved with sugar on top, eaten with a spoon. I need lots of sugar usually!
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  10. I actually like peeling them like an orange. I take off all the rind and skin, and put a little sugar on it. That way the fruit is in whole sections and very juicy.
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  12. I like 2 eat grapefruit right after it is peeled . I've been eating lots of grapefrut daily.
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  13. I cut it in half and use a spoon to scoop out bites! Yummy!

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  17. My favorite way to enjoy is fresh in the morning with a spoon and a little sugar = yummy!!

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  21. I enjoy eating them fresh by just peeling the skin off and then eating the grapefruit.

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  27. I like slicing in half with a little bit of sugar or splinda sprinkled on it and digging in with a spoon

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  40. Juice !

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  47. Slice it in half and sprinkle sugar on top. Yum!

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  48. I like it peeled like an orange.

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  60. Just had a grapefruit today!! Just cut in half and the wedges cut out and spoon and eat! Delicious!

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  65. My favorite way to eat grapefruit is just peeled and sectioned. Just pop them in my mouth. Wonderful.

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  68. I like to microwave them for a few seconds before I put sugar on them :)

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  69. I used to like grapefruit sprinkled with sugar but the last few years it is Stevia packet sprinkled on/

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  70. Love to slice them in half, sprinkling sugar on top!

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  71. i have never tried grapefruit but i think i may after reading this
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  73. I love fresh grapefruit slices for breakfast
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  74. squeezing it in with oj - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  76. I slice my grapefruit in half and sprinkle a dash of splenda on top :)

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  77. I just like to peel it and eat it. I packed one in my lunch bag for snack today!

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  79. For breakfast with a little sugar on it!
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  89. i like the del monte naturals grapefruit sections as mid morning or afternoon snack

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  90. I like to slice them and put lots of sugar on them.


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  91. sugar on it and just eat it
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  93. eat it plain and then squeeze out all the excess juice and drink it
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  97. I love to warm it up in the microwave for about 10 seconds and then sprinkle brown sugar on it.
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  103. I love it cut in half, with a little sugar on top.

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  107. I like to peel a grapefruit like a do an orange then eat each segment after I've taken the "wrapper" off.

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  109. I like to cut it in half and put sugar on top, then scoop out the meat and, finally, squeeze out remaining juice.

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  111. I like unsweetened ruby red grapefruit juice. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  114. I like to just peel and eat them.

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  115. We like to peel them like oranges and then peel the skin off the sections as well. My little girls love eating it this way even though I do all the work :)

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  116. Sliced up with lots of sugar!
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  117. I like to broil it! I just tried it a few months ago & now I'm in love! :)

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  118. chilled and sliced in half with a little sugar on top and a spoon.

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  119. My favorite way is cut in half with a grapefruit spoon. Nothing else! No sugar or anything else.

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  120. Cut in half with a little sugar and sectioned (grapefruit spoon essential).

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  125. I like eating it with a spoon for breakfast.

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  127. I cut it in half and tad bit of sugar.
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  133. I like it halved with a tad bit of sugar and a spoon!
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  134. I like it cut in half with sugar.
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  142. I love putting it into my yogurt yum

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  143. I love to peel, slice it along with other fruit and have a fruit salad.

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  144. I just like them sliced in half and sprinkled with sugar and then scooping out the sections with a spoon. I keep wanting to try them broiled.
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  145. My favorite way to enjoy grapefruit is halved with sugar on top, eaten with a spoon. garrettsambo@aol.com

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