Grapefruit Nutrition Facts & Grapefruit Calories

Grapefruit is high in vitamin C and potassium. It is a good source of folate, iron, calcium, and other minerals. It is also high in fiber, low in calories. Pink and red varieties are high in beta carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A.

grapefruit17Grapefruits are especially high in pectin, a soluble fiber that helps lower blood cholesterol. Grapefruit also contain bioflavonoids and other plant chemicals that protect against cancer and heart disease. Grapefruits are also a good food to include in a sensible weight-loss diet because it has less than 100 calories, and its high-fiber content satisfies hunger. Always take grapefruit as your first course to help prevent overeating. It’s also an ideal snack food.

sb10064079ac-001PRECAUTION: Grapefruit juice can interact with a number of medications, potentially causing serious side effects. Flavonoids and/or furanocoumarin compounds in grapefruit juice will block the enzyme in the intestines from naturally breakdown and absorption of many medications. When this happens, blood levels of these medications increase and will lead to potentially toxic side effects.

Many drugs appear to be affected by grapefruit juice so if you are taking any medication, it’s essential to check whether you can safely consume grapefruit juice.

Grapefruit Recipes

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Think Pink-Grapefruit Breakfast Power Recipe

Print Yum Think Pink-Grapefruit Breakfast Power Recipe Yield: 1Serving Size: 294gCalories per serving: 238 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 1-2 tablespoon cottage cheese 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds fresh coriander leaves (optional)InstructionsPeel...

Grilled Pink Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Grilled Pink Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 2 servingServing Size: 144gCalories per serving: 115 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 2 tablespoons honey 1 pinch ground allspice mint sprigs, to garnish (optional)InstructionsPreheat the grill. Peel the grapefruit and...

Endive with Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Endive with Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 335gCalories per serving: 131 Ingredients2 heads endive 1/3 cup cream cheese 1 tablespoon dried dill 1 grapefruitInstructionsWash, trim, and separate endive leaves. Lay each separately on a platter...

Baked Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Baked Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 125gCalories per serving: 60 Ingredients2 grapefruits 4 teaspoons clear honey or maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground cinnamonInstructionsHalve grapefruits and remove pith with a knife. Loosen the sections. Pour...

Australian Grapefruit Bowl Recipe

Print Yum Australian Grapefruit Bowl Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 254gCalories per serving: 127 Ingredients2 grapefruits 1 cup orange juice 4 tablespoons dry sherry mint leavesInstructionsCut grapefruit in halves and remove fruit sections with a knife or...

Broiled Breakfast Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Broiled Breakfast Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 1Serving Size: 259gCalories per serving: 155 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 1 tablespoon brown sugarInstructionsCut grapefruit in half (midway between the stem-end and the dot on the opposite end). Sprinkle brown...

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