“Grapefruits are pretty.
My heart warmed when I heard this comment come over the cubicle at work. My co-worker was eating a midmorning snack and she continued…
“I mean, the pink… and the yellow… and the white. They are just really pretty.
This made me happy. I agreed and said that I was thrilled that she appreciated the aesthetics of what she was eating. I love when someone takes a second to recognize the beauty or deliciousness of food. Or of anything really.
She went on… “But you know what I wish I had?”
“What’s that? A camera?” (this is usually my first thought when I see beautiful food)
“No. A grapefruit spoon. They are so helpful. Like right now I have to cut each section, and then dig it out and then try to eat it. But if I had a grapefruit spoon it would be like a lot easier. Like, œWOW look what I did! Look at how big a piece I got. And then I could show it off to people.
I had forgotten about grapefruit spoons. What a marvelous invention. I had recently put a lot of thought into soup spoons but there is a wide range of spoonage that I had not given the proper thought to. And that got me thinking…. how many spoon varieties are there? Soup, grapefruit… what else is there?
The Final Dish: Not only are they pretty AND have a spoon made just for them but here are a few more grapefruit factoids:
1. Grapefruit forms a core part of the “grapefruit diet”, the theory being that the fruit’s low glycemic index is able to help the body’s metabolism burn fat.
2. Grapefruit peel oil is used in aromatherapy and it is historically known for its aromatic scent.
3. Grapefruit can have a number of interactions with drugs, often increasing the effective potency of compounds. This was only discovered after being responsible for a number of deaths due to overdosing on medication.