How to Segment Citrus

Staff Writer
Learn to segment citrus with these simple steps.
Grapefruit segments

Istock/Linde1

Grapefruit segments

Use this technique on citrus like grapefruits, oranges, clementines, or tangerines. Then add to salads or use as for garnish.

With a sharp knife, remove both ends of the fruit. Then stand on one of the ends and, in a downward motion, remove the peel and pith, following the shape of the fruit.

Then, over a bowl to catch any escaping juice, remove the slivers with a paring knife. Cut each segment out by separating it from the membrane on either side and then remove the wedge.

Continue working your way around the fruit to remove the remaining segments.