Grapefruit is a hybrid of two citrus species, Citrus maxima (pummelo) and Citrus sinensis (sweet orange). Grapefruit has a deep red flesh inside and it is a variety of Florida. It makes an essential nutrient for skin development and eyesight.


The fruit is yellow orange skinned and its major types are white, pink and red. The color will not affect the flavor where the pink and red grapefruit add Vitamin A to your diet. It makes a perfect breakfast since it comes in a ready-made bowl. It should not be picked until it is fully ripe.

Health benefits

    * Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C
    * It helps to lower the cholesterol level where the seeds have antioxidant properties
    * Grapefruit is rich in nutrients like potassium, folate, thiamin, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and fiber
    * It is an anti-cancer agent that helps to fight against diseases
    * It is very helpful in dissolving inorganic calcium

Nutritional facts

Nutrition Nutritive value
Calories 12mg
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C78%
Dietary Fiber1g

Grapefruit breakfast

    * 4 bulky pink grapefruit
    * 4 medium bananas which should be peeled and sliced
    * 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    * ¼ cup raisins
    * 1¼ cups vanilla yogurt
    * Small paper cups and spoons

How to make?

Peel grapefruit, remove seeds and slice into pieces. Mix the fruit in large bowl and top with a spoonful of yogurt. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve it.


Grapefruit salad


    * 4 large red grapefruit and avocados peeled
    * 1/3 cup orange juice
    * 1/3 cup olive oil
    * 3 tablespoons lime juice
    * 2 tablespoons honey
    * Salt and black pepper

How to prepare?

Arrange the grapefruit and avocado slices in a petty serving dish. Beat the orange juice, olive oil, lime juice, and honey until well pooled in a bowl then drizzle the dressing over the grapefruit and avocado slices. Add salt and black pepper. Now the salad is ready to serve.

Grapefruit cake


    * 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
    * 3/4 cup milk
    * 2/3 cup butter
    * 2 eggs
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    * 3 cups cake flour
    * 1 teaspoon grapefruit zest

How to prepare?

Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl until it gets light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, stir in the vanilla and grapefruit zest. Also beat in the flour mixture with the grapefruit juice and milk. Bake in the preheated oven for nearly 30 minutes and cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Grapefruit juice benefits

    * It is used as an ingredient in salad dressing or it can be mixed with soda water for refreshment
    * Grapefruit juice is good if you are on diet and keen about reducing your weight
    * The grapefruit juice has a fat-burning enzyme, helps to reduce the sugar in the body
    * Drinking a glass of grapefruit juice before bedtime helps to get good sleep
    * It helps to prevent common cold, fever and it also helps to reduce excessive production of cholesterol
    * Vitamin C in grapefruit juice helps to reduce water retention and bulge of the legs in pregnancy


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