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Grapefruit

Grapefruit
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Availability

In New Zealand grapefruit mature from around about May to January.

 

Storage and Handling

Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Grapefruit was originally bred in Barbados as a hybrid of the pomelo fruit with the sweet orange. It was first introduced to New Zealand in the mid 1800’s from Australia.

 

Facts

  • Grapefruit are citrus fruit with different varieties that can be red, white or pink inside
  • Grapefruit can affect the action of some prescription drugs

 

Growing Facts

  • Grapefruit trees can grow up to 10 metres tall
  • Grapefruit like to grow in subtropical climates and some varieties grow well in the northern parts of New Zealand

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1/2 cup grapefruit segments - 122g

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 127/30 104/25
Protein (g) 0.7 0.6
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0.1
- saturated (g) trace trace
Carbohydrate (g) 6.1 5.0
- sugars (g) 6.1 5.0
Dietary Fibre (g) 0.7 0.6
Sodium (mg) 1 1
Vitamin C (mg) 48.8 40
Folate (µg) 22 18
Potassium (mg) 280 230

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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