EN on Foods

January 2005 Issue

Grapefruit Teases Your Taste Buds In an Impressive Nutrition Package

The Folklore: Grapefruit first appeared in the West Indies in the 1700ís, probably the result of a serendipitous cross between a pomelo and an orange. The Findings:Grapefruit provides pectin, a cholesterol-lowering, soluble fiber found in the membrane. The red and pink varieties are good sources of lycopene and beta-carotene, which may help fight cancer and heart disease.

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