Organic Grapefruit Sweetie 2pcs Israel
Certification: EU Organic
Highlights: The ‘Sweetie’ grapefruit is a relatively new hybrid (patented in 1981) using traditional cross-pollination methods crossing Grapefruit (citrus paradisi) with Pomelo (citrus maxima).
Known as Oro Blanco (White Gold) in Spain, it has inherited sweetness & a thicker skin from the pomelo and does not have the normal bitterness associated with grapefruit. It is now grown in California, Florida, Australia, and Israel.
Rich in useful minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium & magnesium it also contains enough vitamin C to cover daily requirement. This with vitamins A & E and some B vitamins help to strengthen the immune system.
The fruit is delicious by itself, in salads, juiced and when a few slices are added to hot tea, it makes a fragrant, soothing beverage for sore throats.
Fresh grapefruit is contraindicated with certain medications such as statins, calcium channel blockers, immunosuppressants, certain cancer medications and Entocort, which is used to treat Crohn’s disease. Grapefruit reduces breakdown and elimination of these substances, which can result in increased blood levels of the drug. Always check with your General Practitioner if you’re taking a prescription medication before consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice.
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