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How to: segment citrus fruit

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Cooking Class: This video will take you through a step-by-step process of how to segment citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes and other citrus) like a pro
How to: segment citrus fruit

Learning how to segment oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes and all other citrus allows you to use the best part of the fruits without the tough membrane.

To me, there is nothing better than a fresh-ripe Texas Ruby Red grapefruit. They remind me of wine because we discuss the best years. We often remember November 2010 when we stayed with my parents for a short time while we were fixing up our house. That was the best year I can remember for Texas grapefruits. I’m not sure what factors made the grapefruit taste so great that year. I just remember they were the best. The segments were large, juicy and sweet.

The outer skin and inner membrane can be squeezed to extract and remaining juice. Some people like to add this juice to the segments. Others prefer using the fresh juice in creating beverages, desserts and salad dressings.

I would suggest washing and zesting the fruit before cutting off the rind. Fresh zest can be frozen and used to flavor fresh baked muffins, custards, cookies, etc. Infusing oil for pasta salads and dressings can give give a punch of flavor without adding calories.


Preparation: Please watch the video for step-by-step instructions.

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