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By Sam Swensen

What's Great About Grapefruit

Benefits of Grapefruit

Although they're available throughout the year and may seem more like a summer fruit, grapefruits are actually in season and at their best from winter through early spring! Their absolute best quality is their Vitamin C content, boasting a whopping 59% of your daily intake in just 1/2 a medium grapefruit and making them a top choice for cold and flu season.

Some other reasons why we're loving the grapefruit: (1)

  • Supports Immune Health: Grapefruit is an excellent sources of Vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Aids in Heart Health: The carotenoid phytonutrient lycopene found in grapefruit may benefit heart health
  • Regulates Digestion: Grapefruit's water and fiber content may help to promote a healthy digestive tract.
  • Boosts Metabolism: Studies show the fruit's compounds can aid in fat burning.

Daily Value % in 1/2 Medium Grapefruit:

  • Vitamin C- 59%
  • Copper- 7%
  • Vitamin A- 7%
  • Fiber- 6%
  • Potassium- 5%
  • (1)

Source: The World's Healthiest Foods

  1. "Grapefruits Nutritional Value." The World's Healthiest Foods. The George Mateljan Foundation, 1 Mar. 2015.