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GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruits get their name because they grow in clusters like grapes.
  • February is National Grapefruit Month.
  • Grapefruits can be white, pink, or red
  • White and pink varieties tend to be tart, while reds are sweeter.
  • Grapefruit trees can reach 25 to 30 feet tall.
  • Grapefruit trees take between 6 months and 13 months to produce fruit.
  • A single grapefruit tree can produce more than 1,500 pounds of fruit.
  • Grapefruit are hand-picked, no mechanical harvesting is used.
  • A grapefruit is 75% juice. One medium grapefruit will give you 2/3 of a cup of fresh-squeezed juice.
  • Today most of the grapefruit consumed throughout the world is grown in Florida
  • The pith in grapefruit is very rich in antioxidants and nutrients. It’s also full of soluble fiber, which can help you feel fuller and impact your glucose reactions.
  • In just half a grapefruit there’s about 60% of daily value of vitamin C. That’s more than half of your daily need in less than a cup.
  • Grapefruit and grapefruit juice has been found to interact with numerous drugs and in many cases, to result in adverse direct or side effects if dosage isn’t carefully adjusted. Ask your doctor if you have questions about your medication before consuming.
  • There is a popular myth that grapefruits contain high amounts of spermidine, a simply polyamine that may be related to aging. The myth probably relies on the confusion between spermidine and putrescine. While citrus fruits have high amounts of putrescine, they have very little spermidine.

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