Bee Sweet Citrus' Star Ruby Grapefruit Returns
- by Robert Schaulis
FOWLER, CA - It’s time for citrus lovers to throw their hands up in the air, and party like they just don’t care, because Bee Sweet Citrus’ Star Ruby grapefruit is back and better than ever! However, the coveted citrus won’t be around forever, so consumers and retailers are encouraged to jump on board the grapefruit train and take advantage of its availability over the next few months. Here’s to several scurvy-free months!
"Every year, Star Ruby grapefruit continue to grow in popularity and take the produce industry by storm," said Sales Representative Joe Berberian. "This variety is less acidic than other grapefruit varieties and has many health benefits."
Aside from being beautiful and one of the reddest grapefruit varieties around, Star Ruby grapefruit is a nutritional powerhouse while remaining low in calories. With its abundance of vitamin C and fiber, the grapefruit variety can provide shoppers with over half their recommended daily intake of vitamin C, while promoting a healthy digestive system.
"While all grapefruit varieties are known for its acidic bite, the Star Ruby variety meets the needs of those who like sweet, tart citrus," said Director of Communications Monique Bienvenue, in a press release. "Less acidic than other grapefruit, this variety possesses all the characteristics needed for a healthy brunch treat, or a tart cocktail recipe."
Star Ruby grapefruit contains one of the highest amounts of Lycopene—a naturally-occurring pigment and powerful antioxidant that is responsible for the fruit’s blushed rind and stunning red flesh. Lycopene is also known to aid heart and skin health and can help strengthen one’s immune system.
The ultra-photogenic fruit’s nutrition and flavor make it a perfect ingredient for both upscale specialty dishes, or just on its own, so don’t miss out on this all-star citrus.
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