In winter grapefruit comes from the Northern Hemisphere (United States, Israel), while in summer grapefruit comes from Argentina or South Africa.
Nutritional value of grapefruit
With 42 kilocalories per 100 grammes grapefruit has a moderate calorie count. It can therefore be part of a light and balanced meal. This fruit also contains vitamin C and P, fibre and calcium.
Often confused with the pomelo the grapefruit is a different species of citrus fruit (Citrus paradisi) which comes from a cross between the pomelo and an Asian orange. There are grapefruit varieties with blonde, pink or red flesh and acid or sweet flavours.
Choose firm, shiny and heavy fruit. Grapefruit with pink flesh is enjoyed for its sweet flavour; grapefruit with white flesh has a pleasant, bitter flavour.
Grapefruit are citrus fruit with flesh that ranges from blonde to red. © Johannrela/Licence Creative Commons