Not only are they delicious, but there are a number of health benefits of grapefruit. While oranges get a lot of credit for containing vitamin C, grapefruit actually has more vitamin C per fruit. If you eat one grapefruit, it will clock in at just over 100 calories, and you’ll also get more than 125% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. During this cold and flu season, that is certainly a big benefit of grapefruit, since vitamin C helps support your immune system and heart health.
Another health benefit of grapefruit is the vitamin A that it contains. While you enjoy that juicy grapefruit, you’re feeding your body nearly 60% of your recommended daily value of vitamin A, which supports healthy teeth and bones, vision, skin and mucous membranes (which need to be healthy to fight off those colds!).
Our deep pink Rio Star grapefruit has another benefit: antioxidants. Lycopene is one of the main antioxidants found in grapefruit, and it also gives the fruit its rich pink color. This antioxidant helps fight free radicals that damage your cells, and is thought to work against tumor growth. Grapefruit also contains limonoids, which are antioxidants that help inhibit tumor formation and are considered helpful in fighting cancers of the skin, lung, stomach, breast and colon.
And of course, FruitShare’s grapefruit is organic, meaning you can enjoy all the deliciousness and health benefits of grapefruit without ingesting pesticides and other chemicals. Our Rio Star grapefruit is so sweet that you don’t need to add extra sugar, which is another nice health benefit of grapefruit. They are incredibly juicy with a sweet-tart flavor, making them an excellent snack or part of a balanced breakfast.
With our handy “How to Eat a Grapefruit” post, you can quickly get down to the business of enjoying the taste and benefits of grapefruit.
For the ultimate in convenience, order a box of Rio Star grapefruit from FruitShare, and we’ll deliver it directly to your door so you can easily get all the delicious health benefits of grapefruit.