What is a grapefruit dessert recipe for people with diabetes?

For a fun new way to eat grapefruit, this recipe bakes them with cinnamon and Splenda. Tangy grapefruit are an especially good choice for people with diabete, since they are full of fiber and vitamin C, an antioxidant.

Oven Baked Cinnamon Grapefruit


1 medium pink grapefruit
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener packet


1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
2. Cut grapefruit in half. With small serrated knife, loosen segments. Use caution not to slice through skin.
3. Place halves with cut faces up, on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar substitute.
4. Bake 20 minutes, or until warmed through.
5. Transfer to serving plates. Let stand 5 minutes to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Makes 2 servings
Serving Size: 1 each
Amount Per Serving
Calories 44.4
Total Carbs 11.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 8.9 g
Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Potassium 180.8 mg
Protein 0.8 g
Sodium 0.1 mg

Continue Learning about Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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