Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is named for the way the fruit grows, in clusters, like grapes. The Grapefruit has only been around for about three hundred years. It is believed to have originated in Jamaica through the accidental pollination of a pomelo and an orange. The seeds were brought to Florida where the trees are now harvested. Tha fruit has a tart and tangy taste.
Grapefruit contains no fat, cholesterol, sodium, or iron. Grapefruit does contain carbohydrates. dietary fibers, sugars, and protein. The fruit is a rich source of vitamin C but also provides potassium, calcium, carotenoids, and vitamin A. The white pith contains pectin and bioflavonoids. Grapefruit has strong antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Grapefruit has also been shown to fight infections of all types.
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