A few tricks will help you get every bit of juice.
Nobody can deny the effectiveness of an actual juicer, but honestly, they can be such a pain. Not only are they an investment, but they’re a drag to clean and take up precious counter space.
If you just want an occasional fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, it’s easier to do it by hand. But hang on—before you start squeezing, there’s a few things you should know.
In this video, Phoebe Lapine shows the most effective way to juice a grapefruit by hand. The benefit of juicers is that they manage to extract every last drop of juice from the fruit, but Phoebe’s tips can help you accomplish that with a simple fork and some elbow grease.
First, roll the grapefruit on the counter while applying a little downward pressure. This helps loosen up all the juice inside so you won’t have to squeeze as hard later. (The same trick works if you’re juicing a lemon or lime!)
Cut the grapefruit in half crosswise with a large chef’s knife. Hold the grapefruit half in one hand and a fork in the other. While squeezing the grapefruit, twist the fork around the inside to make the juice come out a little more easily (read: less squeezing!).
These tips should help you get as much juice from the grapefruit as possible. You can enjoy the juice straight, or you could add a touch of it to some seltzer for a healthy soda alternative.
Phoebe Lapine is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness personality, culinary instructor, blogger, recipe developer and speaker, born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and eat.
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[SOUND] Fresh grapefruit juice is amazing
to have in the morning as a drink, or
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even to throw in your
salad as a vinaigrette.
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I'm Phoebe Lapine and
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I'm going to show you how to get
the most out of your fresh grapefruit.
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In order to get the most out of
your citrus, you want to roll it on
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the countertop and apply a little bit of
pressure to loosen up all of that juice.
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Just take a big chef's knife and
cut it in half.
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Now you can just use your hand, all
your brawn, and squeeze it into a bowl.
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What I like to do though
is to take a fork and
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kind of use it to twist the grapefruit and
get all of that juice out of there.
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This works with lemon and oranges as well.
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some beautiful fresh grape fruit juice.
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