Super Food: Grapefruit

By: Skyla St.Clair

Benifits of eating grapefruit

Grapefruit help maintain a health heart. It also helps with blood pressure.

Vitamins in grapefruit

Grapefruits are high with vitamin a and c. They are also a good source of pantothenic acid, copper, dietary fiber, potassium bioton, and vitamin B1. Grapefruit also contains phytochemicals including liminoids and lycopene

recipe for fresh grapefruit juice smoothie

1 1/3 cups fresh red grapefruit juice
  • 8 large strawberries


  • 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.

    HIstory

    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

    Intresting facts

    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!).