Calories in grapefruit
A half cup of grapefruit sections has 60 calories according to US CDC FruitsandVeggiesMatter.
There is no fat, cholesterol, or sodium, and it has only 1 gram of protein.
There are 8 grams of sugars, out of a total 9 grams of carbohydrates, and only 1 gram of fiber.
That serving size will also provide 70% of Vitamin C Daily Value and 20% of Vitamin A.
Modern medication warning
While this fruit has been a popular food and a diet favorite for generations, there are now modern medications that interact negatively with grapefruit and their juice.
Since these medications and their brand names change, please check with your prescribing physician for medical precautions.
Choose one that is glossy and heavy.
Avoid soft or moldy areas.
They store well in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
There usually three varieties available based on the color of the flesh--white, pink, and red.
The tart flavor is the same, but the pink and red varieties have more carotenoids and lycopene.
Most people simply slice a grapefruit in half for two breakfast servings and spoon out the sections. The outside peel and seeds are discarded.
If you peel and remove the seeds, you can also slice them for salads, chop them into citrus salsas as a side dish for rice or seafood.
This popular fruit is relatively new to the world as an 18th century from the Caribbean.
It is widely cultivated in Florida and California in the United States.
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