The grapefruit was bred in the 18th century as a cross between a pomelo and an orange. It was given the name grapefruit due to growing in clusters, similar to grapes.
Grapefruits vary in color from white or yellow to pink and red. They can range in taste from acidic and even bitter to sweet and sugary.
These fruits support clear, healthy skin, can help to lower our risk for many diseases and conditions, and may even help with weight loss as part of a healthy and varied diet. The juices, peels, and pulps all provide nutritional benefit.
It can provide health benefits for the skin, blood pressure, heart health, and disease prevention.
Grapefruit contains high levels of vitamin C.
Store grapefruit in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight. Choose grapefruits that have reached their peak ripeness.
Grapefruits are low in calories but are full of nutrients, and an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Harvard Medical School states that grapefruit has a glycemic index of 25. This suggests that it does not significantly affect blood sugar and insulin levels.
Many studies have suggested that increasing the consumption of plant foods such as grapefruit decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while. It is also said to promote a healthy complexion, increased energy, and lower overall weight.