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What are the health benefits of grapefruit?

Answer

  • Summer is here, which means California Star Ruby grapefruit and Marsh Ruby grapefruit are here too – both seriously nutritious. Like antioxidants-all-around nutritious. ​
  • Just in time for spring and summer, the California Star Ruby grapefruit makes their appearance and are available through July. We like to call them nutrient A-listers since they’re filled with vitamin C, and offer vitamin A and fiber. To be exact, half of a grapefruit offers 50% of your daily vitamin C, 10% of your daily value of vitamin A and 11% of your daily value of fiber. Talk about a fruit that’s not only delicious but has all the right things! Plus, did we mention their fame-worthy flavor? We’re talking tart. We’re talking sweet. They truly are the star of the summer. ​
  • Then there’s the Marsh Ruby grapefruit, making their debut in July and staying for the rest of summer, through mid-October. Have you ever seen one? They’re perfectly light pink with an even lighter sweetness. Juuuuuust the right amount of sweet for when it’s cocktail hour or your hungry hour.
  • These varieties don’t just stop there- their beneficial nutrients that may support skin health including vitamin C – which promotes the production of collagen, helping to give skin elasticity and strength – and lycopene – a natural plant compound that has been associated with protecting the skin from sun damage.
  • Lycopene is a plant antioxidant that is also found in tomatoes and watermelon (it’s what gives these varieties their pink/red color). This antioxidant that has been associated with benefits not only for skin health, but also for heart health, bone health, blood pressure, and cancer.
  • From sips to savories, you can count on grapefruit to be the star of your dish or drink. And with all their health benefits, it’s no wonder they’re a nutrient A-lister.

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