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Grapefruit
Touted for years as having fat-burning qualities, the grapefruit was developed in the West Indies in the early 1700s. Grapefruit got its name from the way it grows in clusters (like grapes) on the tree. The main types of grapefruit are white, pink/red, and star ruby/rio red varieties. All grapefruit have a similar tangy-sweet flavour and are very juicy. The grapefruits that are used to make juice are those which contain seeds. The pink or red variety contains more vitamins than the white.

Choose grapefruit that is glossy, round, smooth and heavy for its size. Avoid any grapefruit with brown and/or soft spots.

Grapefruit will keep for up to a week at room temperature, or in the fridge for up to 5 weeks.

Leave at room temperature for a couple of hours before eating.
Category: Fruit
In Season: Spring Winter
To Buy:
Choose grapefruit that is glossy, round, smooth and heavy for its size. Avoid any grapefruit with brown and/or soft spots.
To Store:
Grapefruit will keep for up to a week at room temperature, or in the fridge for up to 5 weeks.
Tips & Tricks:
Leave at room temperature for a couple of hours before eating.
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Unit:

Energy (kJ):
240
Low GI < 55:
Fat (g):
0.4
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.0
Vitamin C:
Potassium:
Salicylates:
Very high
Carbohydrates, g:
9.9
Protein (g):
1.9
Saturated Fat, g :
0.0
Vitamin B1:
Folic Acid:
Amines:
Low
Glutamates:
n/a

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Atherosclerosis
Liver Sluggish
Cold and Flus
Detoxifying
High Blood Cholesterol

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.





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