Grapefruit

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: Grapefruit – Swiss food composition database

 

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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.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

A half of a grapefruit