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Let’s talk up grapefruits

2018-05-02

The brightly-coloured grapefruit offer tempt us with their mouth-watering aroma, while their bitterish flavour is more of an acquired taste. Nonetheless, grapefruit keeps a few secrets that justly put them on the list along with other modern superfoods. We thought we’d share some lesser known facts about this well-known citrus to get you well on the pro-grapefruit team.

  • Grapefruit is an accidental, yet it is believed naturally occurring cross between a sweet orange and a pomelo.
  • It is a rich source of vitamin C – in a single fruit there’s up to 64% of your daily value for this essential nutrient. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which promotes cell renewal that keeps fine lines from appearing and improves overall texture of your skin both when eaten and applied topically as part of a skincare treatment.
  • Grapefruit is 91% water. This makes it one of the most hydrating fruits there is to prevent dehydration.
  • One grapefruit contains less than 100 calories while it is rich in water, fibre and other essential nutrients – it’s a great healthy snack option that will keep you feeling full, yet in control of your weight.
  • The fresh rind is a source for the valuable essential oil. The fresh, juicy and uplifting aroma is popular in aromatherapy for its invigorating, mood-brightening and energizing benefits.
  • From a botanical viewpoint, grapefruit, just like a melon or a pumpkin, is a berry.

 

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