Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice (Citrus grandis)
The pink grapefruit cultivar is sweeter than its yellow counterpart, and there are red and white varieties, too. It can be eaten like an orange. Grapefruit was first described in the 18th century as ‘the forbidden fruit.’ It is a hybrid between an orange and a pomelo.
Grapefruit belongs to the Rutaceae plant family. It is a large evergreen fruit tree from Jamaica; growing up to 9m tall, the trees can produce approximately 500 fruits per year.
Most of the world’s grapefruits are produced in USA, particularly in California, Florida, Texas and Arizona.
A popular breakfast food, grapefruits aid digestion and are a good source of vitamin C. They contain phytochemicals that can interfere with the absorption of medicines.
Grapefruit juice is acidic and antibacterial; a topical application of it is particularly suitable for oily, spot-prone skin.
Aromatherapists use grapefruit oil as a refreshing and tonic fragrance; it reminds us of the sun’s energy and can help perk up a dull morning.
We use pink grapefruit juice in our uplifting Happy Hippy shower gel to kick start you in the mornings.