Properties of grapefruit

The grapefruit is a fruit that is rich in vitamins and highly recommended for staying in shape and caring for your skin. Discover all the properties and benefits of grapefruit.

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Although the precise origins of this fruit are not known, many people attribute it to Asia. Today, it is grown in all tropical and sub-tropical climates of the world and various varieties of the fruit exist. These are mainly grouped into two families: white grapefruits with yellow pulp, and pigmented fruit with red or rose-coloured pulp.

Benefits of grapefruit

Water is the main component of this citrus fruit, so the grapefruit has a low calorific content and certain diuretic properties. It also has antioxidant properties.

 On its own or combined with orange and lemon juice, grapefruit juice is an intelligent way to start the day with a good dose of vitamin C, among other nutrients.

What vitamins does grapefruit contain?

Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content. We should not forget the importance of eating foods which are high in vitamin C, as it is part of the formation and maintenance of collagen, bones and teeth and boosts the absorption of iron from foods. It also helps to ease tiredness and fatigue and helps to protect cells from oxidative damage.

It is a source of fibre, mainly found in the white part between the pulp and the peel, for which reason, eating this will aid intestinal transit.