Grapefruit

Pomelo Rosa Ok

Pink grapefruit

 

Binomial name: Citrus aurantium

They flower in spring. Its fruits mature, according to the varieties, in autumn and winter.

Origin: it is thought that it’s the result of the natural crossing of the sweet orange and the Barbados pummelo. Afterwards it was extended to the Caribbean and United States, and there began large-scale production. Nowadays is grown in a lot of tropical areas.

Medicinal values: it is very advisable for pregnant woman, athletes, in constipation cases, hypertension, for elevated cholesterol levels, hypertriglyceridemia, hyperuricemia , gout and iron-deficiency anemia.

Caloric value per 100 g: 26 kcal

Varieties: according to the colour of the pulpa, we can distinguish the varieties of white or common grapefruit (like Duncan or Marsh Seedles) and the pigmented, with a pink and reddish tonality (like the Thompson, The Pink Marsh or the Redblush).

Curiosities: it has the same properties that lemons and oranges, although its flavour is bitter. It has depurative properties if it’s taken on an empty stomach.