Pink Grapefruit Wedges With Lime Zest And Ginseng

Pink Grapefruit Wedges With Lime Zest And Ginseng

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When I was growing up, the only way we ate a grapefruit was to cut it in half and then scoop out the sections with a spoon.  Inevitably, the sections were not cut from the membrane well enough, I would get impatient, and half of the beautiful fruit was left behind in the rind.  To make matters worse,  the only way I could stomach it was to sprinkle a spoonful of sugar on the tart flesh. This snack is a throwback to those days, but oh so much better. And sooooo much healthier.  This is one of those “if I only knew then what I know now” times…

This snack is so easy it’s ridiculous. And the addition of fresh lime zest to the grapefruit gives the tart flavor a perfect punch. It’s simple, but it couldn’t taste any better.  It’s the perfect snack on a hot summer’s day.

Grapefruit is high in vitamin C and lycopene. Vitamin C will help keep away a summer cold and lycopene is one of the things that helps your body not to produce tumors. Eating grapefruit really does cool your body off, so if you are feeling overheated this summer, grab this fruit. It’s also good for the digestion, can lower cholesterol, and helps boost your immune system.  And, if you are hung-over, grapefruit can start the detoxifying that you sorely need.

Grating lime zest on top of the grapefruit makes the natural sour flavor seem sweeter and more interesting. Really… you have to try it!

I sprinkled a little bit of American Ginseng on top of my grapefruit sections.  American Ginseng is a Chinese herb (Xi Yang Shen) that is great for your mind and your strength. If you are feeling weak or mentally tired, you many want to try a little American Ginseng. If you have any questions about Ginseng, just ask me!

Cut a nice big pink grapefruit into eighths — the way you would cut an orange for a kid. I mean it, I even cut in between the flesh and the skin at the ends of each section so I can bend it back and grab the meat with my teeth easily…
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Zest a lime on top of the grapefruit…
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And, if you have some ginseng, sprinkle it on top…
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Grab your sunglasses, head outside with a good book and enjoy!
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Pink Grapefruit Wedges With Lime Zest And Ginseng
(serves 1)

1 pink grapefruit, cut into 8 wedges (slide your knife in between the flesh and the rind at each end of each wedge to make it extra easy to grab the flesh with your teeth)
1 lime, zested
small pinch of American Ginseng (optional)

Sprinkle lime zest and ginseng on top of grapefruit sections.  Go outside with a pair of sunglasses and a good book and enjoy!

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