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Updated 26 February 2013

Grapefruit

All citrus fruit are excellent sources of Vitamin C, which helps to maintain the body's defences.

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All citrus fruit are excellent sources of Vitamin C, which helps to maintain the body's defences. The flavonoid narigenin is found in grapefruit. It is thought to reduce the risk of some cancers. Grapefruit can improve blood circulation and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Grapefruit is best eaten peeled and raw. This is more beneficial than grapefruit juice. It is important also to eat the skin around the segments. Grapefruit is best eaten when fresh and chilled as this maximizes its vitamin C content.

Citrus fruit can be eaten freely. Two or three citrus fruits can provide the body with 20 percent of its potassium requirements.


Calories 20
Vitamin C 24 mg
Fibre 0,9 mg
Folate 18 mcg
Carbohydrate 9 g
Starch 0
Sugars 9 g
Glycaemic Index high
Per 100g
 
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