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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

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Grapefruits are available fresh, canned and as 100% juice for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose grapefruits with thin, smooth, firm, blemish free skins that are heavy for their size. 

Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of vitamin A, High in vitamin C 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Grapefruit is fat free.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Grapefruit is sodium free. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Grapefruit is sodium free. 
  • Grapefruit, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Grapefruit contains no saturated fat or cholesterol

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer:Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin A and high in vitamin C. 

Structure/Function Claims 

Grapefruit are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect cells against free radical damage. 

Grapefruit are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps maintain healthy skin, bones and teeth. 

Grapefruit are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps maintain the immune system. 

Grapefruit are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron from plant sources. 

Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin A, which is needed for eye and skin health. 

Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin A, which is needed for normal function of heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. 

Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin A, which helps maintain the immune system. 

Reference: 2016 Citrus Literature Review 

STORE

Store grapefruits at room temperature for 1 week or under refrigeration for 2 to 3 weeks.

SERVE

Check out our grapefruit recipes!   

SAVOR

Presence in Ethnic Cuisines 
African / Cuban, Puerto Rican / Latino / Mediterranean 

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Social Media Posts 

Can eating grapefruit help women achieve and maintain 
a healthy weight? Get the scoop: http://ow.ly/S30Kl 
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#DYK Grapefruit got its name from how it grows on trees – clustered like bunches of grapes? @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Put a lil’ FIZZ in it! Make a quick, refreshing beverage 
by adding grapefruit juice to sparking or seltzer water. 
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