The United States is the major producer of grapefruit in the world and is also the biggest grapefruit consumer. Florida grows about 80 percent of the U.S. crop, and half of the world’s production in essentially two areas of the State, Central Florida and the Indian River. Texas, California, and Arizona as well as Florida, grow a number of red, white, and pink varieties.
Varieties of this citrus fruit are categorized by flesh color, white, pink, to red, and whether they are seeded or seedless. Marsh seedless is the most popular white grapefruit. Pink seedless is the most popular type and Ruby red, Henderson, Ray, and Rio Star are Texas red grapefruit varieties.
This fruit packs a powerful punch when it comes to nutrition. It has 110% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, 15% of vitamin A and contains 2 ½ times more fiber than a bagel. This combination makes it an essential addition to a nourishing and healthy diet. Live well. Eat Up.
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