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  • grapefruits used to be called shaddocks? They were named after Captain James Shaddock who brought grapefruits to Barbados, where they quickly became popular.
  • grapefruit is know in latin terminology as Citrus paradise which means paradise fruit.
  • drugs must not be washed down with grapefruit juice? It can affect the absorption of certain groups of drugs by increasing or decreasing their potency. In order to avoid interactions, it is best to separate the drug administration and the consumption of a grapefruit or grapefruit juice by several hours.
  • in the past, grapefruit extract was used by farmers to protect wooden tools against mould? Antifungal properties of the grapefruit extract played a part there.
  • it is a good idea to add some butter or olive oil to dishes containing citruses? Fat makes the body absorb nutrients present in fruits more effectively.
  • even as little as 150 g of grapefruit provide 100% of the guideline daily amount of vitamin C and beta-carotene? It is recommended to eat at least one fruit a day as it increases immunity. An average fruit weighs approximately 200-500 g.
  • grapefruit’s bitter taste is caused by naringenin? It is a flavonoid functioning as a metabolism promoter. 
  • red grapefruit is considered to be the healthiest variety of this fruit? It has the highest content of healthy antioxidants, for example flavonoids.