Also called broccoli raab, Choi sum and Chinese flowering cabbage, it is a great braising vegetable
Eaten fresh, in salads, desserts, and cooking. The oil from the peel of the grapefruit is used in aromatherapy and is prized for its aroma.
Good quality Pink or Ruby Red Grapefruit will have smooth, firm and shiny skin. Pick fruit that is medium to large and heavy for its size. Most red or pink grapefruit will have a rich yellow coloring and a slight rose colored blush to the skin, while others will be yellow. Some varieties will “re-green” if they remain on the tree long enough. This means that color does not indicate ripeness, nor does it affect the flavor or quality of the fruit.
Avoid product that is soft, or that has dull or wrinkled skin with deep folds.
Available year-round with the peak from January through April. Florida and Texas provide the bulk of the winter crop while Arizona and California produce the bulk of the spring and summer supply.