LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The growers of Wonderful® Pistachios, POM Wonderful® and most recently, Wonderful™ Halos™, are making winter sweet for families in the Midwest with new Wonderful™ Sweet Scarletts™ Texas Red Grapefruits. Grown, packed and shipped by Paramount Citrus, North America's largest citrus grower, the premium red grapefruits are available now through April in select Midwest cities, including Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis and more.
"Sweet Scarletts are so sweet you won't even need to add sugar," says Marc Seguin, vice president of marketing, Paramount Citrus. "The combination of warm Texas days with cool nights yields sweeter and vibrant red grapefruits. We're confident health-minded families will reach for Sweet Scarletts not only at breakfast, but also for a sweet, satisfying treat throughout the day."
Texas red grapefruit has a number of benefits to offer and can be easily incorporated into a healthy eating or weight management plan. Half of a medium grapefruit is roughly 60 calories, yet provides 100 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. In addition, Sweet Scarletts™ grapefruit is certified by the Non-GMO Project.
Wonderful™ Sweet Scarletts™ are making a sweet splash in the Midwest's produce aisles of leading grocery, mass merchant and club stores. Sweet Scarletts™ are sold in 5-pound bags, 8-pound boxes, and as loose individual fruit. For more information, visit sweetscarletts.com.
About Paramount Citrus™
Paramount Citrus is North America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus—mandarins, navel oranges, Valencia oranges, lemons, limes, Texas red grapefruit and other citrus varieties. More than a half million tons of fresh citrus shipped from around the world are processed at our facilities in California's San Joaquin Valley, Texas's Rio Grande Valley and Mexico. Paramount Citrus is the country's largest grower of sweet, seedless, easy peel California mandarins, which are processed in the world's largest citrus packinghouse at our company's headquarters in Delano, Calif. Paramount Citrus is part of the Roll Global LLC family of companies that include the world's largest grower of pistachios and almonds as well as POM Wonderful®, FIJI® Water and Wonderful™ Halos™.
SOURCE Paramount Citrus