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How to Cut Grapefruit

Learn how to cut a grapefruit like a pro. Whether you're cutting for a snack or recipe, this tutorial will show you how to do it efficiently!
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 108kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 grapefruit


  • Place the grapefruit on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, slice off a half inch of the top and bottom of the orange.
  • Stand the grapefruit up so the flesh is exposed and begin to cut the skin off following the contour of the grapefruit and the white pith.
  • Repeat the peeling technique using the exposed contour of the white pith as your guide.
  • Take note of the membrane in between each segment.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, carefully hold the grapefruit in your hand, cut downward between the membrane and the segment. Once you reach the center of the grapefruit, stop and make a second angled cut in a similar way. And the segment should pop right out.
  • Repeat working your way around the grapefruit until you remove all the segments.


Storage: Store cut grapefruit in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.
Freezing: Cut grapefruit will keep well frozen for 6 months. It can be thawed before enjoying or use frozen in smoothies.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2944IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg