The grapefruit is a sub-tropical citrus fruit and a member of the rutaceous plant family. 

The grapefruit tree was probably formed by natural crossbreeding of the orange and grapefruit.  Grapefruits have hardly any cores and their pulp tastes sweet, sour and a little bitter.  Because they can only be grown in the so-called, “Citrus Zone,“ between the thirtieth and fortieth parallel, they must be imported into Europe.

Season: Year round (only imported produce)

Nutritional Value Table

per 100 g edible portion
Energy Nutrients Minerals Vitamins
30 kcal Protein 0.7 g Sodium 1 mg B1 0.04 mg
126 kJ Fat 0.1 g Potassium 141 mg B2 0.02 mg
  Carbohydrates 5.9 g Calcium 19 mg B6 0.04 mg
  Dietary fibres 1.3 g Phosphorus 12 mg C 37 mg
    Magnesium 9 mg E 0.25 mg

Energy: 30 kcal, 126 kJ

Nutrients: Protein 0.7 g, Fat 0.1 g, Carbohydrates 5.9 g, Dietary fibres 1.3 g

Minerals: Sodium 1 mg, Potassium 141 mg, Calcium 19 mg, Phosphorus 12 mg, Magnesium 9 mg

Vitamins: B1 0.04 mg, B2 0.02 mg, B6 0.04 mg, C 37 mg, E 0.25 mg

Did you know...?

Grapefruit, as in all citrus fruits, is very high in vitamin C, although contains slightly less than the lemon, orange or tangerine. It has less sugar than oranges or tangerines and has a balanced vitamin and mineral nutrient ratio.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

A half of a grapefruit