A bottomless pith of healthy vitamins; SUPER FOOD.
Why you should eat it: Grapefruit is bursting in vitamin C. Half of one provides more than half an adult's daily requirement. Eat some of the pulpy membrane that separates the segments, and a little pith - this contains pectin which can help lower blood cholesterol levels. Also contains vitamin A, vitamin B6 and folic acid.
Other virtues: The pulp and pith contain bioflavonoids which some experts think neutralise cancer-causing substances.
Did you know: Thin- skinned grapefruits are the best buy. Pink and red are the sweetest and also have more vitamin C.
Have you tried: Adding segments to watercress, cashew nuts and spring onions for a tasty salad.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||May 5, 1997|
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