Grapefruit

Grapefruit

Grapefruit

The traditional way of eating a grapefruit is to cut it in half (across the sections), use a knife to loosen the sections and eat it with a spoon, with or without sweetener.  I enjoy peeling the grapefruit, splitting the sections apart and eating the sections without any sweetener.  Choose grapefruit that are “heavy” and without any soft spots.  Minor blemishes, like the ones shown in this photo, do not harm the quality of the fruit inside.  See nutritional chart below.

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Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas

Scientific Name: Citrus paradisi

NDB No: 09112

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
91.38
22
0.059
Energy
kcal
30
0
 
Energy
kj
126
0
 
Protein
g
0.55
16
0.011
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.10
0
 
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
7.68
0
 
Ash
g
0.29
16
0.005
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
11
22
0.437
Iron, Fe
mg
0.12
3
0.009
Magnesium, Mg
mg
8
38
0.575
Phosphorus, P
mg
9
16
0.725
Potassium, K
mg
129
30
3.909
Sodium, Na
mg
0
17
0.049
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.07
0
 
Copper, Cu
mg
0.044
16
0.003
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.010
16
0.001
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
38.1
22
1.084
Thiamin
mg
0.034
22
0.001
Riboflavin
mg
0.020
0
 
Niacin
mg
0.191
22
0.008
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.283
0
 
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.042
14
0.004
Folate, total
mcg
12
22
0.780
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
Folate, food
mcg
12
22
0.780
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
12
0
 
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
Vitamin A, IU
IU
259
0
 
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
26
0
 
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.014
0
 
16:0
g
0.012
0
 
18:0
g
0.001
0
 
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.013
0
 
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.001
0
 
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.012
0
 
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.024
0
 
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.019
0
 
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.005
0
 
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.002
0
 
Lysine
g
0.014
0
 
Methionine
g
0.002
0
 

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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