Discovering our food: grapefruit

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Hello my dear readers,

Yellow, pink and red, what is it? It’s the grapefruit.

Everything you need to know about grapefruit_Popsicle Society

Due to its bitter taste, it is not loved by everyone, yet grapefruit is one of the main fruits of late winter.

Originating in the Central America and more precisely Jamaica and the Barbados Islands, but grown all over the world, the grapefruit plant is part of the Citrus genus and the Rutaceae family.

Rich in minerals and vitamins C, A, and B, grapefruit is a precious source of flavonoids and boasts important antioxidant and anticancer properties.

To develop at its best, this citrus fruit requires an almost subtropical hot climate where the temperature remains between 20 and 28 °C, a not too dry or windy climate and a sunny position.

In the centuries following its birth, this citrus fruit was increasingly appreciated and cultivated not only in its places of origin but also…

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