Oro Blanco Grapefruit
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Oro Blanco, meaning "white gold" in Spanish, is the product of cross-pollinating a seedy grapefruit variety and an acid-less pomelo variety. The cross results in elements of each parent, allows for it unusual shape and flavor profile. Though the Oro Blanco Grapefruit may display a green rind during their early stages of ripening, they are just as sweet as when their peel turns yellow.

The Oro Blanco grapefruit lacks the trademark tartness of most grapefruit varieties. The segmented flesh has pale yellow tones, it lacks acidity, making it far sweeter than other varieties. When ripe, the Oro Blanco has a golden yellow peel with a bitter, thick rind, and pith up to a 1/2 inch deep. Its flesh is tender, juicy, seedless and sweet with a large hollow core.

Season

Oro Blanco Grapefruits are available October through April.

Nutrition

Oro Blanco Grapefruits provides a source for vitamin C, vitamin A, protein, calcium, potassium, carbohydrates and dietary fiber.

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes