In New Zealand grapefruit are usually available from May to January.
Storage and Handling
Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
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.
- Grapefruit are citrus fruit with different varieties that can be red, white or pink inside
- Grapefruit can affect the action of some prescription drugs
- 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
Grapefruit are a good source of vitamin C and a source of folate and potassium.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.