Grapefruit

Grapefruit

GrapefruitGrapefruit – the delightfully juicy, sweet-and-sour fruit that has become common as a breakfast food – is said to have originated in Barbados. Today, this tropical fruit is popular around the world, and it grows lucratively in North and South America, Southern Africa and beyond.

Nutritional benefits

Grapefruit is low in calories but high in fibre and nutrients, making it a favourite in any healthy diet. It contains fibre and powerful antioxidants. This makes it an immune-booster, that protects cells from harmful bacteria.

Its Vitamin C and Vitamin A content make it ideal for boosting tissue reparation and growth, and fighting inflammation. Grapefruit’s B vitamins, zinc, copper and iron, all promote immune system function.