Did you know that February is National Grapefruit Month?  Slightly sweet, slightly tart, and pretty in pink, grapefruits have graced the breakfast table as far back as anyone can remember! We think this oh-so-healthy breakfast staple deserves some celebration.  Here are a few fun facts about grapefruits!

  • Grapefruits are naturally loaded with the antioxidant Vitamin C,  plus Vitamin A, and plenty of potassium. They contain no cholesterol or sodium and only 52 calories per serving! With all these healthy vitamins, grapefruit juice helps boost the immune system during the winter months when colds and flu are at their peak.
  • Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant in pink and red grapefruit juice may help prevent certain types of cancer, heart disease and stroke.
  • The most popular varieties cultivated today are red, white, and pink hues, referring to the internal pulp color of the fruit. The family of flavors range from highly acidic and somewhat bitter to sweet and tart.
  • When buying grapefruit, the best ones will be heavy for their weight- this indicates they have much more water and are ripe.

With all its tart, juicy goodness and amazing health properties, we like to make sure we include grapefruit with all our morning meals.  Next time you head out for breakfast in Denver at The Original Pancake House, be sure to ask your server for fresh grapefruit sections to accompany your meal!