Die Grapefruit - Trink' sie oder grill sie

The grapefruit - drink it or grill it

After providing you with information about pomegranates recently, we would like to publish interesting facts about grapefruit in this blog. You should learn more about the origin and possible growing areas as well as the ingredients of the grapefruit. We will also explain the reasons why we have chosen LiveFresh have decided to sell the fruit cold-pressed and what it has lost on your barbecue.

Orange + grapefruit = grapefruit

The grapefruit was discovered on the island of Barbados in the middle of the 18th century. The grapefruit was the result of a natural cross between an orange and a grapefruit, which happened by chance. 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 commercial use. Today, Citrus paradisi - the original name of the grapefruit - is grown 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 heat resistance.

Long shelf life, low calorie content

The taste of grapefruit ranges from sweet and sour to fresh and tart. A little tip for you: the redder the flesh, the sweeter the fruit. If kept slightly chilled, the fruit can be kept for around two months and is a healthy, low-calorie refreshment, especially in summer. On average, 100 grams of grapefruit contain 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 around 100mg. This is roughly equivalent to 3 grapefruits. Among other things, vitamin C helps to build up connective tissue and strengthen the immune system. The citrus fruit also contains valuable minerals such as magnesium, iron, phosphate, potassium and calcium. By the way: In a bottle of cold-pressed LiveFresh grapefruit juice we process two grapefruits.

Naringin - flavoring agent and digestive stimulant

As mentioned above, the taste of 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 by reducing cholesterol, preventing diabetes and, in particular, stimulating fat digestion.

Lycopene - coloring agent and risk reducer

Citrus paradisi gets its pink color from the plant pigment lycopene - a carotenoid, which is also found in large quantities in tomatoes and gives them their strong, red hue. In addition to influencing appearance, lycopene reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and has a positive effect against various types of cancer.

Why grapefruit juice is recommended for LiveFresh is available 

At LiveFresh we have decided for several reasons to use the cold-pressed grapefruit juice in our product range. In addition to its healthy ingredients, grapefruit can also have a preventative effect against chronic illnesses and also contains a number of secondary plant substances. We also want to offer you a varied portfolio with our juices and are of the opinion that grapefruit juice makes a significant contribution 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. You can find numerous recommendations on how to prepare the fruit on the Internet.
If you prefer the liquid version, grapefruit juice is a welcome alternative to other juices and is a healthy and tasty refreshment, especially in summer.

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