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Asda Grapefruit Segments in Fruit Juice

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Brand: Asda / Type: Other Fruits

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      04.05.2009 17:12
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      A handy, tasty way to get part of five a day

      Sunday lunch is one of my favourite meals of the week, the main reason being that my husband prepares this meal. Generally we have scrambled egg, croissants and bacon with fruit juice and grapefruit segments to start. Usually we have fresh grapefruit but sometimes we have grapefruit segments from a tin. I prefer the ones that are tinned in their own juice rather than in syrup. We mostly do our shopping in Asda so we tend to buy Asda Grapefruit Segments in fruit juice.

      The grapefruit segments come in a tin, with a blue label, white writing and pictures of yellow grapefruits, there are nutritional details and a grapefruit salad recipe on the back of the label, if back is the correct term as this is a cylindrical tin. The tin I buy contains 540g this includes the liquid, 305g if you drain off the juice. The ingredients listed are grapefruit segments and grapefruit juice from concentrate. The calorie count is quite good, with 42kcal per 100g or 46kcal per 1/5 of the can, a serving of 1/5 of the can counts as one part of the five a day for fruit and vegetables. We are greedy and have the tin between the two of us, although occasionally my daughter has some.

      The can has to be opened with an opener as it does not have a ring pull. I like to keep the tin in the fridge and then serve in chilled glass dishes, I find this is very refreshing. The grapefruit segments themselves are quite tart, as you would expect with grapefruit, and because they have no added sugar or sweetener. Generally the segments retain there shape and are quite firm but sometimes when you open the tin they can be quite broken up and don't look great when they are served but mostly I find they are in their proper shape and look good when served. The segments are a good colour, not too yellow or not too faded. We just eat them in there natural shape but you could add them to other recipes or even have oranges or other fruit with them.

      We pay 54p in Asda but I have bought cheaper varieties in Tesco, unfortunately we only have Asda near to us. I find these are a good alternative to fresh grapefruit, they taste like grapefruit and look like grapefruit and are handy to have in the store cupboard.

      The picture on Dooyoo isn't the correct picture.

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