Grapefruits

Grapefruits (Citrus paradisi) are round fruits with a thick outer skin and fibrous inner flesh held together by a white pith. Depending on variety, little white seeds can be found toward the center of a grapefruit, and the color of the flesh can be red, pink, or white.

Health Benefits of Grapefruits:
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Grapefruit is ranked low on the glycemic index (GI) and therefore is advocated as a good diet fruit.
    *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Grapefruits, and may not necessarily be related to Grapefruits.
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Grapefruits: Vitamin A | Lycopene | Vitamin C |

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Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit raw pink and red an
Serving Size 100g
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.014g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 0mg~%
Total Carbohydrate 8.1g3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1g4%
    Sugar 7g~
Protein 0.6g~
Vitamin A19%Vitamin C57%
Calcium1%Iron1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 927IU19%
    Retinol equivalents 46μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 4μg~
    Beta-carotene 552μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 6μg~
Vitamin C 34.4mg57%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.13mg1%
Vitamin K 0μg~%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.036mg2%
Riboflavin 0.02mg1%
Niacin 0.25mg1%
Pantothenic acid 0.283mg3%
Vitamin B6 0.042mg2%
Folate 10μg3%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 10μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 10μg~
Choline 7.7mg~
Lycopene 1135μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 6μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.09mg1%
Magnesium 8mg2%
Phosphorus 8mg1%
Sodium 0mg~%
Potassium 139mg4%
Zinc 0.07mg0%
Copper 0.047mg2%
Manganese 0.012mg1%
Selenium 0.3μg0%
Water 90.89g~
Ash 0.31g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.26
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio3.8
Total Omega 3s5mg
18D3 Linolenic5mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s19mg
18D219mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine 6mg1%
Isoleucine 7mg1%
Leucine 12mg0%
Lysine 16mg1%
Methionine 6mg1%
Phenylalanine 38mg4%
Threonine 11mg1%
Tryptophan 6mg2%
Valine 12mg1%
Stats
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
1.6%
Percent Water Composition 90.9%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.07

How to choose Grapefruits: Look for firm grapefruit that yields slightly when pressed. Avoid overly hard grapefruit as this is a sign of drying, and avoid overly soft grapefruit with a sharp pungent smell as this is a sign of rotting.

How to store Grapefruits: Grapefruits can be stored in the refrigerator and will last 2-3 weeks.

Climate and origin: Grapefruits are thought to have originated in Barbados as a cross between an orange and a pomelo. Today grapefruits are grown in tropical climates around the world. (Zone 9-10 in the U.S.)

Taste: Grapefruits have a tart acidic taste with a juicy texture.

Miscellaneous information: The seeds of the grapefruit are very high in antioxidants and may have anti-microbial properties.

Similar tasting produce: Oranges, Pomelos



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