Grapefruit is enjoyed as a summertime snack that is packed with a myriad of fringe benefits. Its paradoxical flavor has everyone wrapped around its pinky fingers, characterized by the sweet and sour taste that leaves the whisper of bitterness.
Grapefruits grow on evergreen trees that can be 15 to 50 ft. tall. Its dark green glossy leaves are quite long. Along with a dense population of foliage, the tree bears big white flowers that sit in a fashion of four-petals.
Grapefruit is thought to originate from Jamaican Islands and was historically called shaddock. This citrus fruit offers a fantastic peel that is of immense importance in the culinary, industrial, and medicinal world. The peel is rich in pectin that is used as a gelling agent for making jams, jellies, and fruit-based candies. Pectin is also human gut-friendly as it absorbs an excessive amount of water and help in ceasing severe diarrhea.
Also, the peel that people usually discard is extremely powerful at lowering bad cholesterol levels and ameliorates the lipid profile. Oftentimes, the grapefruit peel is extracted to make essential oils for incorporating them in scrubs, lotions, and aromatherapy.
Grapefruit peel does a commendable job at bolstering the weakened immunity that fervently reflects in the form of healthy skin. It helps with kidney problems too by acting as a diuretic.