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November 26, 2008 > Rio Star Grapefruit Recipe Challenge

Rio Star Grapefruit Recipe Challenge

Submitted By Ann Thacker

TexaSweet Citrus Marketing Inc. www.texasweet.com launched a new Web site for professionals and home cooks alike to enter and compete for the best of the best Texas Rio Star grapefruit recipes. The contest entry site is found at www.riostarchallenge.com. In addition to an official entry form, contest rules and frequently-asked questions are posted on the site.

Rio Star grapefruit is a special variety of grapefruit. It combines the two reddest varieties - Rio Red and Star Ruby grapefruit. It has an overall blush on the exterior peel with a deep red interior color that is seven to 10 times redder than the popular Ruby Red grapefruit. Rio Star is available in the fall, winter and early spring each year and may be found in grocery stores throughout the US and Canada.

There are three recipe categories in the contest - salads, entrees and desserts, and two divisions - home cooks and professionals. Cash prizes of $500 each will be awarded for the best recipe in each category and division. A grand-prize winner from each division will be awarded an additional $1,000. Total prize money of $5,000 has been allocated for the contest. Entries are due by February 15, 2009. Winners will be notified no later than April 1, 2009.

Contest entry forms and rules may also be requested by writing to Texas Rio Star Grapefruit Challenge, 901 Business Park Drive, Ste. 100, Mission, Texas 78572. Please enclose a self-addressed-stamped envelope.

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