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How to Juice a Grapefruit

Re: Hi Uncle Phaedrus- me again
From: kristin
Date: 5/15/2019, 10:46 AM

On 5/15/2019 12:01 AM, kristin wrote:

Ive written you before. I posted a link to your page on my Twitter tonight, 
asking followers to ask you something! I'd hate for you to get bored with 
your work, and close it down. I think it's GREAT! Really cool site. I hope 
a lot of people discover you!

Anyway- Ive another question: I accidentally purchased a big bag of grapefruit 
at the grocery store instead of what I thought was a big bag of oranges ?? 
Any ideas on what to do with them all?? I have a good recipe for "Amber Marmalade" 
from an old USDA recipe (, they're awesome for finding old recipes) 
a person can only make so much marmalade. I did a search on your site but only 
found a daffodil cake and a grapefruit pie. is there a good way to make grapefruit 
juice without one of those juicers? All I have is a hand blender & a food processor.

 Thank you.


Hi Kristin,

I can't imagine taking the site down completely, but I have been having some dry spells lately. I have to rely mostly on requests for lost or difficult-to-find or restaurant recipes in order to have new items to post on the site, and sometimes those requests are far between. Thank you for encouraging people to send me requests.  Remember, I also do requests other than recipes, as I have in the past. See:  Not Recipes

There are dozens of recipes using grapefruit on the web. Some good ones are here:  Florida Citrus

Electric juicers are the easiest way to juice citrus fruit like grapefruit, but if you don't want to buy one of those, there are other ways.

You can, of course use a blender or a food processor, but, if you're like me, you don't care for the bitter taste that the outer peel and the white inner skin give the juice. Also, grapefruit or orange peel contain chemicals that can give some people indigestion. So, before you juice the fruit, you have to remove those. The best way to do that is to segment the fruit before putting it in the blender or food processor. There is a video on how to do that here: How to Segment a Grapefruit

If you don't want to use a blender or food processor, you can juice a grapefruit by hand. The best way is to use a fork so that you get all of the juice, like in this video: How to Juice a Grapefruit

Yet another way to do it is this:  Remember how our parents used to make fresh-squeezed orange juice? They had those funny-looking juicers that fit over a jar or a glass. You halved the orange and then pushed it down over the juicer and twisted it around to get all of the juice. Well, those juicers are still around, and they make larger ones that can be used for grapefruit as well as oranges, etc. They aren't very expensive.  See here for some: Manual Citrus Juicers

All of these are going to require a bit of elbow grease, and the juice will need to be strained to get out the seeds.


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