The grapefruit was introduced in Florida in the early 1800s. It wasn't until 1906 that the pink grapefruit, which is what we are most fimilar with today, was discovered by Kimball Chase Atwood.
The highly publicized grapefruit diet of the 1970s claimed that a person could lose 10 pounds in 12 days by consuming either one-half grapefruit or eight ounces of grapefruit juice with every meal. Grapefruit, because of its enzymes, was said to literally burn fat away, yet no scientific evidence has proved this claim.
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Serving Size: 1/2 cup sections (1/2 a fruit)
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat: 0.12g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate: 10.45g||3.48%|
|Dietary Fiber: 0||0%|
|Vitamin A 0.24%||Vitamin C 63.83%|
|Calcium 1.4%||Iron 0.5%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database