Grapefruit. Chemical composition and the use of grapefruit

Grapefruit. Chemical composition and the use of grapefruit

Eating grapefruit spoon. Grapefruit, fruit, which appeared as a result of cross-breeding of lemon and orange. On a slightly bitter taste, is with the same gusto as oranges you cannot exactly it. But then again, one like no other. Sure, there are people in the world who like the slightly bitter taste of grapefruit. I , for instance, have this happen , there is a desire to eat grapefruit inside , especially when you see it lying on the table , a large , round , rather oval , yellow, lured my attention fruit , mmm ...

Grapefruit comes in several varieties, in fact, the pulp; edible fruit itself is a different color. I’ve tried so far only grapefruit with pink flesh. Grapefruit is also white and red.

Itself, as well as any other fruit, it is rich in vitamins and minerals. Let's look at the chemical composition of grapefruit closer.

Nutritional composition of grapefruit

Nutritional value per 100 grams of grapefruit:

  • Carbohydrates — 8.7 g
  • Proteins — 0.8 g
  • Fat — 0.2g

Energy value per 100 grams of grapefruit:

  • 39.8 kcal

Vitamins in grapefruit:

  • Vitamin B1 — 0.04 mg
  • Vitamin B2 — 0.028 mg
  • Vitamin B9 — 2.9 micrograms
  • Vitamin C — 45 mg
  • Vitamin PP — 0.2 mg

Minerals in grapefruit:

  • Iron — 500 mcg
  • Iodine — 2 mg
  • Potassium — 196 mg
  • Calcium — 32 mg
  • Cobalt — 1 mg
  • Magnesium — 10 mg
  • Manganese — 30 mcg
  • Copper — 64 mcg
  • Sodium — 10 mg
  • Phosphorus — 20 mg
  • Fluoride — 13 mcg
  • Zinc — 190 mcg

As you can see, the chemical composition of grapefruit lean, vitamin composition is very limited, mineral too. It certainly does not matter, because you probably during the day and eat other foods rich in vitamins and minerals.

However, it is worth noting that grapefruit contains a fairly good amount of vitamin C, 45 mg per 100 grams of product. In the same strawberry 60 mg per 100 grams. All this is because grapefruit citrus, all citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C.

If we consider that one fruit grapefruit weighs about 300 grams, I'm sure, you get a solid amount of Vitamin C in the end. Daily rate of about 75 mg.

While watching the information on the Internet, again ran into various statements about the impact of the use of grapefruit every day for weight loss, because now is a hot topic among people, weight loss. So, I want to say, if you are adjusting your diet and do not burn calories coming in during the day, nothing will help, even the same component called naringin. The only thing what I really cannot believe it, so it is that grapefruit juice can help to withdraw toxins.

With this course all the more difficult, as the very depths I have not had to climb, and also about the full chemical composition of any product is difficult to know, perhaps in grapefruit juice and have any enzymes that trigger certain functions, but I do not know about them, and I cannot argue.

Talking about the composition of grapefruit, mention the fact that it contains antioxidants. Antioxidants, it is basically Vitamin E, it is the main body, which is responsible for the antioxidant system.

I also met the information that grapefruit helps fight bad cholesterol. So, except that no one says how. This effect is achieved by B vitamins and vitamin PP, plus potassium and magnesium are also involved in these processes.

One possibly interesting for someone fact grapefruit retains its useful properties for 8 months after it stripped from the tree!

The last thing I would like to say at last, despite the fact that grapefruit only about 40 calories, keep in mind if you eat the fruit whole, it weighs about 300 grams, and i.e. eventually you eat 120 calories. It will be useful for those who want to lose weight and makes for a diet.

As always, it is worth repeating that only a balanced diet product and quantity will help you stay healthy and beautiful for years to come, and maybe the end of life at all, you need to experiment. Overview never overeats and never forces your body to starve. And most importantly, the quality of protein obtained from meat; do not forget, as for the recovery of any part of our body needs building materials. And that these processes occur, need quality energy generated from complex carbohydrates.

Bon to grow grapefruit?

Grapefruit grows on a tree, like an orange.

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