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Sweet Pink Grapefruit?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 23, 2011 at 5:58 PM

So for the past 4 months or so, I've eaten a pink grapfruit at least 5 out of 7 days with my lunch. In the past two months it's been the only fruit in my diet. I avoid all added sugar and processed foods.

My question is, could this be causing my pink grapefruit to lose all tartness and taste sweet? I generally love the tartness that grapefruit gives, but within the past week, each grapefruit seems increasingly sweet.

Has anyone else experienced something like this?

  • I also like white grapefruit, but for some reason have been choosing pink exclusively for the past 2 months.

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on February 24, 2011
at 01:03 PM

I think I'm going to have to test all of these out! I've never cared for honeydew either.

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on February 23, 2011
at 09:51 PM

i had this exact experience a few nights ago. i never knew cabbage was so sweet...

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on February 23, 2011
at 09:10 PM

I've found that many things are much sweeter in general. I even stopped and asked my wife if she thought the cabbage we were eating was super sweet the other night. She said yes.

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on February 23, 2011
at 07:04 PM

I found the same thing with tomatoes. I never understood why they were/are considered fruit since "they aren't sweet". Then one day I had some local cherry tomatoes from the farmers market and I made my husband eat some because I was afraid I was going crazy. Ever since then tomatoes of all types taste sweet to me!

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on February 23, 2011
at 06:33 PM

I noticed this is as well when I eliminated added sugars and such from diet. It dawned on me one day that the carrots I was eating tasted sweet! Our perception of how food tastes seems to be somewhat relative, as though removing unnaturally supersweet items makes our tastebuds reset themselves.

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on February 23, 2011
at 06:12 PM

I have been completely amazed at how sweet things are now. I had a little bit of maple syrup the other day and it was almost disgustingly sweet.

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on February 23, 2011
at 06:05 PM

In a word yes! I used to find blueberries really tart and not sweet at all, now when I eat them occasionally it's like eating sweets! I love that side effect as it makes me appreciate more bitter foods too. Also my craving for sweet foods has dramatically decreased, although at certain time of the month (ahem) I still find myself overdoing it slightly on the 90% dark chocolate............

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on February 23, 2011
at 07:48 PM

I found a similar thing with honey. Last year, I had eliminated all sugars for five or six months. One day I noticed I still had some very good, unprocessed honey. So, I tried a teaspoon of it. It was delicious, but SO SWEET, amazingly sweet. If it was not such good tasting honey, I would not have finished it.

Back when I was eating things with sugar in them, it was very good honey, but NOT so massively SWEET!

I am sure our tastes are a function of what we are eating, and that some foods are addictive - sugar (in all its forms), wheat (in all its forms),

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on February 23, 2011
at 06:36 PM

Same experience for me with grapefruit - red and white - and with oranges, and berries and honeydew melon (which I didn't used to care much for!) It has been amazing.

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on February 24, 2011
at 01:03 PM

I think I'm going to have to test all of these out! I've never cared for honeydew either.

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on February 23, 2011
at 06:24 PM

I've also experienced the same thing with Blueberries and Pink Grapefruit... a friend of mine had a piece of the same grapefruit when I said it was sweet and they said I was crazy... it was very tart to them! Strawberries are also tasting super sweet!

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