When my brother and I were very little, our mother would sometimes feed us sugared grapefruit halves for breakfast. She'd have to sugar them quite a bit for us to eat it, too. I was rather ambivalent about grapefruit back then.
It's one of those foods that I forget about--until about this time of year, that is, when citrus fruits pour into the supermarkets, shipped from Florida and California. And that's when I buy a few grapefruit--pink ones if I can get them.
Grapefruit is quite nutritious, chock full of vitamin C, folate and lycopene; it's also known to lower cholesterol and provide a good dose of antioxidants. What's not to love?
And this particular fruit is becoming quite trendy these days. I bought this one to try in a savory meal--only it called to me this morning and I gave into those memories from childhood. No quick broil for me, either. Just cut in half, and sprinkled liberally with sugar substitute.
There's just something so satisfying about it.