Intriguing Uses For Grapefruit in the Kitchen

Citrus fruits are a must-have in the kitchen, and grapefruit might be one of our favorites. Not only are they delicious when served with a little bit of sugar on top, but this humble fruit can also be used in all kinds of ways outside of being traditionally eaten.

Check out these alternative ways to take advantage of grapefruits in your kitchen!

Grapefruit Zest

Grapefruit zest, which is essentially the thinly-sliced peels of the grapefruit, can be used to add a lot of flavor. In fact, various recipes, from citrus vinaigrettes to the elaboration of craft beers, take advantage of the tangy bitterness of this fruit’s peel.

DIY Cleaner

Grapefruits can also be used as a natural cleaner in the kitchen. One popular way to use this fruit’s natural cleaning properties is to soak them in water to create a home-made vinegar which works to disinfect and clean without the use of harsh chemicals.

Candied Grapefruit Peel

Have you ever eaten a grapefruit and wondered what to do with the peel after finishing? One great recipe that’s deceptively simple to make is candied grapefruit peel, which really just involves boiling the peel in sugar water and then coating it with even more sugar after finishing.