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Also Known As : Chakotra
Technical Name : Citrus paradisi


Taste Profile

It has a sweet citrus flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Grapefruit can be added to salads, cakes and other desserts.
  2. It is also used in making cocktails.

Common names and forms

  1. Grapefruit Segments


One of the large citrus fruit which belongs to the orange and lemon family is Grapefruits. They are categorized as white or blond, pink or ruby which is according to the color of their flesh. Their skin color, is either yellow or pinkish-yellow.

Health benefits

  • Grapefruit contains vitamin C that helps in strengthening immune system and boosting metabolism.(1)
  • It also fights gum diseases and prevents kidney stones.(1)
  • Antioxidants present in it decrease the risk of cancer.(1)

Selection Guide

Go for firm and round grapefruit with a flat bottom. Avoid if it is lumpy or oddly shaped.


Overconsumption of grapefruit may cause allergic reaction in pectin-sensitive people. Excessive consumption of grapefruits might increase hormone levels in our body.(2)

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