The grapefruit - drink it or grill it

After providing you with information about the pomegranate, we would like to publish interesting facts about the grapefruit in this blog. You should learn more about the origin and possible cultivation areas as well as the ingredients of the grapefruit. In addition, we'll explain the reasons why we at LiveFresh decided to bring the fruit cold-pressed to the man and what it has lost on your grill.

Grapefruit ist gesund.

Orange + grapefruit = grapefruit

Grapefruit was discovered on the island of Barbados in the mid-1800s. A rather accidental natural cross between an orange and grapefruit resulted in the grapefruit. It is a citrus plant and belongs to the rue family. When the grapefruit reached the USA in the 19th century, the first plantations were immediately established in Florida for economic use. Today, the Citrus paradisi - the original name of the grapefruit - is cultivated in practically all subtropical countries, but mainly in the USA, Mexico, Syria and Argentina. In Europe, Spain, France and Cyprus are among the largest producers of the fruit, which grows in both humid and drier areas due to its resistance to heat.

Long shelf life, low calorie content

The taste of grapefruit ranges from sweet and tart to fresh and tart. As a little hint for you, the redder the flesh the sweeter the fruit. When slightly cooled, the fruit can be kept for about two months and is a healthy, low-calorie refreshment, especially in summer. Because 100 grams of a grapefruit contain on average just 38 to 50 calories, as the fruit consists largely of water.

Vitamin C and valuable minerals

The daily requirement of vitamin C for an adult is about 100mg. This corresponds to about 3 grapefruits. Among other things, vitamin C helps build connective tissue and strengthen the immune system. In the citrus fruit are also valuable minerals such as magnesium, iron, phosphate, potassium and calcium. By the way: We process two fresh grapefruits in one bottle of cold-pressed LiveFresh Grapefruit Juice.

Grapefruit für die Diät

Enjoy fresh.

Naringin - tastemaker and digestive stimulant

As mentioned above, the taste of a grapefruit ranges from sweet and sour to fresh and tart or even bitter. The plant substance naringin, one of many secondary plant substances contained in grapefruit, is responsible for this. The bitter substance has a positive effect on the human organism in that it reduces cholesterol, can prevent diabetes and, in particular, stimulates fat digestion.

Lycopene - colouring agent and risk reducer

Citrus paradisi gets its pink colour from the plant pigment lycopene - a carotenoid which is also present in large numbers in tomatoes and gives them their strong red colour. Besides influencing the appearance, lycopene reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and has a positive effect on various types of cancer.

Why grapefruit juice is available at LiveFresh

At LiveFresh we have decided to stock cold-pressed grapefruit juice in our range for a number of reasons. In addition to its healthy ingredients, grapefruit can also have a preventive effect against chronic diseases and also contains a number of secondary plant substances. In addition, we want to offer you a varied portfolio with our juices and are of the opinion that the grapefruit juice contributes an essential part to this.

Our tip: Summer is just around the corner and the barbecue season is starting again. Have you ever grilled a grapefruit? It sounds exotic, but it's incredibly tasty. On the Internet you will find numerous recommendations on how to prepare the fruit.
If you prefer the liquid version, grapefruit juice is a welcome alternative to other juices and is a healthy and delicious refreshment not only, but especially in summer.