Grapefruit is a citrus tropical fruit known for its unique flavour: sweet while some acid. It is characterized by having a thicker skin and harder than orange, a less round shape and a weigh of 150g.
Due to the large amount of water, it contains very low calories, 50kcal per 100 g. However, it is high in fibre, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. This fruit is rich in insoluble fibre, so that satiates the appetite, acts as a laxative and protects the lining of the colon. It is this same fibre that binds to cholesterol and prevents its absorption so that blood does not pass.
Grapefruit is extremely rich in vitamin c: in midpiece average size we can find more than half of the recommended daily amount. This vitamin is known for its powerful antioxidant effect, protecting cells from oxidative stress and boosting the immune system. In addition, it also provides a quarter of the daily vitamin a, necessary to maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes. As minerals and other nutrients, is a rich source of potassium, thiamine and folate, among others. Furthermore, citric acid of this type of fruit, prevents the accumulation of calcium in the kidneys, thereby reducing the risk of a kidney stone.