That’s a Pomelo on that poor kitties head!
And that’s an orange. Put them together and we have- GRAPEFRUIT!
Grapefruit developed as a hybrid of the pomelo and the sweet orange
It is believed that grapefruit originated in the West Indies.
There are two main western varieties (Ruby Red and Marsh White) and two recently developed varieties (Star Ruby and Rio). All are sweet, juicy and seedless. (source)
Packed with vitamin C- half is all you need for an whole days worth.
Practically all grapefruit in the United States is grown in Florida, California, Arizona, and Texas.
The grapefruit is named so because the fruit grows in bunches as grapes do. (source)
I saw this in a lot of places and it surprised me:
Grapefruit has interactions with prescription medications
May interact with medications for anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.
I used to really dislike the taste of grapefruit (too bitter/sour) but my grandma showed me how to eat it and I love it now.
I just peal it like an orange then I tear it in half. Now here’s the tricky part- take off the SKIN of the fruit. It’s usually the skin and the white bitter rind that taste bad. I don’t even put sugar on my grapefruit- with out the skin or white rind, it’s VERY sweet.
I never eat grapefruit cut in half, or packaged grapefruit either (it’s too bitter).
I’ll try and take some pictures of a peeled and NAKED grapefruit for you this week so you can get an idea about what I mean. (a recipe too of course!)
okay I’m off to the park.
be back soon!
Thank you to Jennhx for a great questions about grapefruits (you can see it in the comments). Here’s a link that has the entire history of the fruit.