Help!!!!! Grapefruit

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  1. jacqui35

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    Hi all

    Well ive decided to buy some fruit and give that a try again and i brough a gratefruit considering its a SS food ok

    WHAT DO I DO WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :confused::confused:

    Do i just cut it and eat it? is it a sour taste?? or sweet??? what is it nice with???

    Many thanks all

    Also i have got strawberries pears pineapple melon oranges bananas

    Also how long does fruit last if you open them and put them in dish ie fruit salad??
     
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    I love them - I just cut mine into wedges and suck like an orange.

    Also nice with a manderine muller yogurt.

    Sometime i chop loads of fruit in the morning, eat what I want a cover the rest for later that night in the fridge - banana can go a bit mushy but everything else is usually fine :)
     
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    Depending on which type of grapefruit you have they can be quite sour so you will probably need to sprinkle it with sweetener before eating. Cut it into segments and have it fo breakfast, or put it in a mixed fruit salad. Or it works well with fish such as prawn or salmon in a savoury salad.
     
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    if you chop up your fruit and put it in a tub cover with diet lemonade and put the lid on and keep in fridge should last a couple of days, not the nanas tho they go mushy and brown.
     
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    Is that for all fruit, no i eat banana with yoghurt or on own, so if i put strawberries, melon, pineapple, few pears with diet lemonade i should be fine??
     
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    yep thats what i do, the lemonade makes it a little bit more exciting than water
     
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    I never put anything on fruit salad - no liquid, no sugar/sweetener. I like my fruit to taste of itself.

    Fruit that is cut up and kept chilled and covered should keep for a couple of days in the fridge. But it is best not to prepare too much in advance - the vitamin content of fruit starts to deplete when it is cut.

    I never put oranges or bananas in a fruit salad because the texture changes too much - they go mushy. And apple is too hard.

    If you find the grapefruit too sharp you can always add some sweetener. Or try a pink grapefruit next time - they are lovely. Before I had to take statin pills I used to love to eat a pink grapefruit in the evening while I was watching the television.
     
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    I love pink grapefruit - cut into segments and sprinkled with sweetener. Yum!
     
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    I have half a pink grapefruit most mornings now. They're sweet enough not to need sweetner. I just cut in half and dig out the segments with a teaspoon:D
     
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    Ohh yum haven't had pink grapefruit for ages! Off to amend my tesco order lol
     
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    love pink grapefruit but i couldn't have it without sweetener - makes my mouth go funny just thinking about it! lol
     
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    Wow thanks all

    Well i got a white gratefruit and had half this morning, and funny thing is you should of seen my face with every mouthful lol, i was going to quit after first mouthful but i didnt and ate half, I will have the other tomoz morning and i think next time with yoghurt lol

    thanks again all xx
     
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    You'd definitely need some sort of sugar or sweetner with an ordinary white one mate!
     
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    I love ruby red grapefruits, I am addicted to them at the moment. I just cut in half, sprinkle with a bit of sweetener and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and eat.
     
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    A great 70s dinner party starter was grilled grapefruit.

    Halve the grapefruit, run a knife round the edge and between the segments to loosen them, put some brown sugar on the top (brown Splenda?) pop under the grill until the sugar bubbles, serve with a glace cherry in the middle.

    Oh we were all SO sophisticated back then!!! If you served that now you would have to pretend it was ironic retro kitsch!!!
     
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    my parents always have prawn cocktail for a starter!

    ....if it was me i'd serve it in a babycham glass :D
     
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    Suprisingly, your tastes can really change over time! I now ALWAYS eat a grapefruit exactly the same way as I do an orange, with NO sweetener at all on ruby red, pink OR white ones - wouldn't have believed it possible not so long ago!!! Even better, Hubby can now eat them this way unless they are really sharp!

    avisk, I think it would be fine to still eat grapeFRUIT whilst taking statins. I take Rosuvastatin, and my leaflet doesn't mention grapefruit at all, and Hubby takes Simvastatin, which says that "large volumes of grapefruit JUICE (more than 1 LITRE) - my caps - may have adverse effects, however typical consumption (one 250ml glass daily) is unlikely to cause problems".

    It is such a pity to miss out on this valuable fruit, if it really is only quantities of the juice from a carton which may have an adverse effect. His recent tablet boxes have stated 'avoid consumption of grapefruit juice', but we have taken it to mean just that, and have had no 'adverse effects' - so far!!!

    If you'd LIKE to continue to eat the fruit, I'd double check with your pharmacist or doctor as to what the warning actually means!
     
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    my dads on tablets for his heart and he's not allowed to eat grapefruit, stilton (probably any mouldy cheese) and a few other things.
     
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    I do exactly the same and peel a grapefruit!! They are so refreshing-spesh the red ones! My favourite!!
     
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    I have been doing some research into this and have to say that I am more confused than ever! There is loads of information online, but of course, one needs to be careful as some of it is rather suspect! (Google simvastatin grapefruit and you will see what I mean!)

    My simvastatin leaflet has a different warning to yours (but then the drug is made by various companies, so that is not unusual) - mine just says "You should avoid consuming grapefruit juice whilst taking simvastatin as this could increase your risk of muscle damage".

    Some time ago I read an article in the Times (by Thomas Stuttaford, who for some time was The Times regular medical writer) which said this:

    "One of our correspondents has e-mailed to ask why taking the life-saving Lipitor, one of the statins, means that he is not allowed to have grapefruit in the morning. It has been one of the minor pleasures of his life for years.
    When doctors first told people that they should give up grapefruit patients were not certain whether they were joking, or had crossed the line between eccentricity and lunacy.
    Grapefruit adversely affects the production of CYP3A4 in the small intestine. This enzyme is essential for the breakdown of a variety of drugs. If grapefruit has been taken Lipitor and several other of the most successful statins are inadequately metabolised by the body and as a result higher doses of statins circulate. These may cause serious muscle and kidney damage. The effects of grapefruit last in the bloodstream for up to 24 hours so it wouldn’t be advisable to have a half grapefruit even at supper rather than breakfast. Among other drugs affected by grapefruit juice are warfarin, Tegretol, Valium and Viagra. A few statins can be taken with grapefruit juice but not Lipitor, Zocor or Crestor. I would prefer to continue with Lipitor and have orange juice with my toast."

    (Zocor is one of the trade names for simvastatin. Rosuvastatin is one of the statins which is NOT affected by grapefruit juice.)

    When I read that, I decided that it would be a good idea to give up grapefruit altogether. But looking at other reputable sources on-line, maybe that was an overreaction?

    So I think that I will definitely continue to avoid the juice, but if, very occasionally, I see a rather nice pink grapefruit in Waitrose I might treat myself! But I will share it with someone else and would eat it in the morning or at lunchtime and not in the evening (statins are taken in the evening).

    Thank you very much for your input into this - I have learned something today!
     
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