Super Food: Grapefruit
By: Skyla St.Clair
Benifits of eating grapefruit
recipe for fresh grapefruit juice smoothie
2 medium bananas, sliced
- 1 (8 ounce) container strawberry-banana yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup crushed ice
Place everything into a blender and blend it until smooth.
One ancestor of the grapefruit was the Jamaican sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), itself an ancient hybrid of Asian origin; the other was the Indonesian pomelo (C. maxima). One story of the fruit's origins is that a certain "Captain Shaddock" brought pomelo seeds to Jamaica and bred the first fruit
In just 1/2 (100g) of a grapefruit there’s roughly 60% daily value for vitamin C! That’s more than half of your daily need in less than a cup!
It contains a powerful antioxidant called lycopene, which also contributes to the pinkish color in the fruit. Lycopene is a carotenoid phytonutrient and has the highest capacity at fighting free radical damage to cells- a very important antioxidant to have in your diet (also found in tomatoes!).