Pink grapefruit with chilli salt and honey

Pink grapefruit with chilli salt and honey

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Real Food by Mike
Serves
4
Photographer
Alan Benson

Pink grapefruit is a wonderful citrus to eat for breakfast as its mild bitterness helps you get started. Instead of pink grapefruit you could use pomelo, a large citrus fruit similar to a grapefruit, with extremely large segments. Or try a regular white grapefruit – but you’ll need a little more honey. Meyer lemons would work well too.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 pink grapefruits
chilli salt
80ml honey, or maple syrup or treacle
2 tablespoons roughly chopped toasted pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts

Method

  1. Run a knife around each grapefruit segment to make it easier for the person eating to remove the flesh. Serve each grapefruit half on plate, and let each person sprinkle on their own chilli salt and honey. Crumble over some nuts for crunch.

Medicinal Benefit

  • Citrus fruits are rich sources of immune-boosting vitamin C, a powerful natural antioxidant that plays a vital role in collagen synthesis, wound healing and antiviral and anticancer activity. It can also help prevent neurodegenerative diseases, arthritis and colds. Raw honey is different from average honey: it hasn’t been heated or processed in any way and therefore retains nutrients. Not only is it full of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants, it has antibacterial and antifungal properties, too. Honey has even more benefits if it’s local (made within a 5 km radius of where you live), as it contains pollens specific to your area. These can help with seasonal allergies. It’s said that eating a spoonful of raw local honey every day, 1–2 months before allergy season hits, is a great way to temper pollen-related allergies.
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