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All About Grapefruit!


Grapefruit is a large citrus fruit that has been discovered in Barbados as a hybrid of sweet orange and pomelo. Interestingly, the name grapefruit was originated from the fact that they grow in clusters on the tree, which is similar to grapes. Although grapefruits are available throughout the year, they usually peak in months from winter through early spring. 

Grapefruits vary in colour from white or blond to pink and red. Unlike its flesh, the skin colour of the grapefruit, however, are often orange, or pinkish-yellow. They usually taste tart, tangy, with some underlying bitterness and sweetness.

Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, antioxidant lycopene, and fibre pectin. Many studies suggest that consuming grapefruit can help lower your cholesterol level, promote heart health, and reduce the risk of cancer.