grapefruit was originally believed to be a spontaneous sport of the
pummelo, separated the grapefruit from the pummelo, giving it the
botanical name, Citrus paradisi .
grapefruit was first described in 1750 by Griffith Hughes who called it
the "forbidden fruit" of Barbados.
was first discovered in the West Indies and introduced to Florida in the
1820s. Most grapefruit in the U.S. is still grown in Florida.
got its name because it grows in clusters on the tree, just like grapes
culture of grapefruit is similar to that of the orange, except that wider
spacing is necessary.
legal maturity the grapefruit can be stored on the tree for months, merely
increasing in size, and extending the marketing season.
grapefruit keeps well at 65º F (18.33º C) or higher for a week or more and
for 2 or 3 weeks in the fruit/vegetable compartment of the home
are a good food to include in a sensible weight-loss diet, a serving
contains less than 100 calories.
grapefruit provides more than 50 percent of the adult Recommended Dietary
Allowance (RDA) of vitamin C, it also has 325mg of potassium, 25mcg
of folate, 40mg of calcium, and l mg of iron.
two types of grapefruit oil: They are cold pressed and essence.
is heart healthy. It has no fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, or sodium.
imports reached a peak of 11,171 metric tons.
for the grapefruit market is as unpredictable as the price of its
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