GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit is a citrus fruit grown in subtropical areas, its skin is pink or yellow. It is ideal for making refreshing juices.

Characteristics

Its pulp is very juicy, reddish in colour and has an acidic taste. It should be noted that 86% of grapefruit is water, this is why it is a very hydrating fruit and ideal for making juices.

Benefits and properties

  • It helps weight loss since it is rich in enzymes and contains a large amount of water and little sodium.
  • It prevents arthritis since it contains salicylic acid, which helps break down the inorganic calcium that accumulates in cartilage.
  • It helps prevent cancer thanks to lycopene.
  • It reduces cholesterol.
  • It contains high levels of vitamin C, which is very useful for colds and skin care. It is a source of vitamins B and E, as well as significant amounts of potassium, magnesium and fibre.

Storage

Refrigeration results in longer duration.

Preparation

This fruit is normally used in juices. We can also consume it fresh, accompanied by sugar, honey or another sweetener and even in salads.