How to Wash a Grapefruit

Washing a grapefruit can make it more attractive, not to mention healthy. Choose some nice fresh ones


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    Take some water in a large bowl and dip your fruit in it. Keep it soaked for some 5-8 minutes to soften the dirt.
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    Use a soft brush and start cleaning the zest (outer rind) on the fruit. (Don't rub it hard!)You can use a little dish-washing-detergent to help cleaning, very little quantity or else your fruit will smell like that.# Using a soft cloth or towel, dry your fruits.
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    Apply a very little cooking oil on a piece of cloth and rub it gently on the fruit. That will make it look more shiny (don't apply oil or they will look bad while touching).
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    Decorate them in a plate or a fruit basket.


  • You can use this method on other fruits as well. Only some fruits don't need much soaking.
  • Choose fruits of good shape and color, if you want to serve them.


  • Don't use large quantity of detergent or oil on fruit.

Things You'll Need

  • A bowl to hold fruits while washing.
  • Soft brush, Soft cloth.
  • Dish washing detergent
  • cooking oil

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Categories: Food Preparation