It is believed that grapefrugtens history starts around 1750, when seeds of pomeloen was brought to Barbados. Whether grapefruit is a cross between orange and pomelo or whether it is a mutation of pomeloen because the new growth conditions remains to be seen.
It was just reported in 1823 and was locally known as “forbidden fruit”, including its scientific name Citrus paradisi.
Grape fruit came to Florida in 1830 and approx. 1885 began to sell fruit to the rest of the United States.
At the beginning of the 1900s was brought plants to Europe, and it was beginning to grow grapefruit, but it is only in recent years the cultivation has been properly started.
Are currently grown grapefruits in countries around the Mediterranean and blah. Florida, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Most of our fruit comes from Israel and Florida.
Grapefruit is a citrus fruit and is structured as oranges.
The taste changes depending on the climatic conditions where the fruit is grown. They can both be sour, sweet and slightly bitter.
Grape fruit contains a bitter, but very healthy glucoside called naringin.