Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 137

Cocktail Grapefruit: I apologize for this entry being so short - I've been on the couch all day, out of commission with a stomach virus. It's been difficult to eat much of anything, but obviously I couldn't skip my daily new food. I guess that was part of the deal I made with myself, right? Anyway, I found this variety of grapefruit yesterday at the Edgewood Kroger. I'd never heard of a cocktail grapefruit, so I threw one in my basket to take home.
The fruit was about the size of a baseball, and resembled an oversized lime. After cutting into it, I noticed that it looked like any other grapefruit on the inside. The taste was a bit sweeter than traditional pink grapefruit, with less of the bitterness and acidity that I'm used to. Other than that, it wasn't much different. I later read that cocktail grapefruits aren't actually real grapefruits, but a cross between a Frua Mandarin and a pummelo. Interesting.

My posts this weekend will hopefully be more in depth, but for now, it's time to head back to the couch.

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