The grapefruit family has many brothers, red heart pomelo, brook honey pomelo, crystal pomelo, shatian pomelo, grapefruit and so on.
The reason why the flesh is red is mainly caused by β-carotene and lycopene. β-carotene can be converted into vitamin A in the body, and vitamin A is beneficial to maintain the integrity of epithelial cells. Therefore, it is eaten in winter. Some red heart grapefruit is good for preventing respiratory diseases. In terms of other nutrient content, red grapefruit is almost the same as ordinary grapefruit.
Red heart grapefruit is more expensive, and Ximi pomelo, Shatian pomelo, etc. are the “parity” grapefruit we often eat. Ximi pomelo is produced in Pinghe County, Fujian Province, the hometown of Chinese citron. Its fruit is thin, juicy, soft and slightly sour. It is known as the “Pomelo Crown”. Its vitamin C content is generally 40 mg / 100 g, it is a good antioxidant, it can also play a certain whitening effect. versus? Compared with Ximi pomelo, Shatian pomelo’s three major nutrients, namely protein, fat, carbohydrate and vitamin C, are superior, but the mineral content is slightly lower.
Nowadays, many fruit stalls sell grapefruit. Unlike grapefruit pomelo and Shatian pomelo, grapefruit is a foreign variety. It is a grapefruit from Florida, and the flesh is red.
Grapefruit is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C. And grapefruit is a rare fruit that is rich in potassium and contains almost no sodium. Potassium is very important for maintaining heart, blood vessel and kidney function. Therefore, grapefruit is the best therapeutic fruit for patients with hypertension, heart disease and kidney disease.
In general, grapefruit pulp is rich in vitamin C. The bioactive substances skin flavonoids and flavonoids have a good effect on reducing blood viscosity. In addition, grapefruit contains an insulin-like component that helps insulin work. , to help reduce blood sugar. Therefore, moderate consumption of high blood pressure, diabetes and hyperlipidemia in winter is beneficial to health. But grapefruit is cold and cold, so you can’t eat too much, especially those who are afraid of cold, chills, bloating, diarrhea, and loose stools.
The grapefruit pulp is sweet and sweet, can be eaten directly or juiced, and the grapefruit peel is also a good ingredient. In addition to the antioxidant function of Hongxin pomelo is slightly better, the other grapefruits have similar nutritional value. Honey pomelo has better sweetness and better taste.