Concentrated Grapefruit Flavor & Nutrients – Grown in the U.S.
Essential oils found in citrus peels contain a more concentrated flavor than juice or pulp. BCFoods’ dried citrus peel products include the entire peel, including the colorful zest and the pith. Our U.S.-grown dried grapefruit peel is full of bright, tart, zingy flavor. It pairs well with black pepper, spinach, and celery root.
Citrus peel is full of food compounds that support health, some of which are not found in the juice or pulp. Including the pith and not just the citrus zest adds benefit because it is particularly high in citrus pectin and soluble fiber. Peel is also high in essential oils, phytochemicals, immune-supporting vitamin C, and other antioxidants. The peel may support cellular, oral, heart, digestive, and metabolic health. It may also support a healthy inflammatory response.(1) Grapefruit is one of the healthiest citrus fruits and studies have shown it supports healthy cholesterol and body weight.(2)
Dried grapefruit peel is an excellent choice for adding grapefruit flavor to seasoning blends, beer, spirits, tea, sparkling water, baked goods, dressings, and sauces. Citrus peel does not contain citric acid and therefore doesn’t curdle dairy, where juice and pulp do. Use dehydrated grapefruit peel in dairy-based products like cheesecake.