Grapefruit taste slightly bitter, but almost all the bitterness centered around partitions, so if you clean the flesh from the peel and white membrane, the bitter taste is almost completely lost. For this specific taste a little grapefruit appreciate his fans.
All citrus including in grapefruit contains vitamins necessary for man (C, P, B2, A), nutrients, as well as calcium and potassium. A large number of organic acids, beneficial for the body, and pectin present in grapefruit, stimulate metabolism and digestive system. The high potassium content makes grapefruit very useful for people with diseases of the heart of the system. Calcium is available in this fruit, is well absorbed with vitamin C, which helps the absorption of iron from other foods. That is why lemon juice or other citrus fruit are often added to meat recipes: besides taste qualities such additive increases the usefulness of dishes.
Useful properties of grapefruit quite strongly reminiscent of lemon. It normalizes blood pressure, effective as prevention of atherosclerosis, a beneficial effect on the gums and teeth. Particularly useful grapefruit can bring people with diabetes. It is essentially free of glucose, but it regulates a number of blood. Like all citrus fruits, the fruit enhances immunity, it should be eaten for colds and flu.
Grapefruit scent - it is a separate property for which this fruit is very appreciated. It improves mood, invigorates and improves concentration. That is why the essential oil of grapefruit has a special role in aromatherapy.
But, as with any other fruit, grapefruit has contraindications. People with a pronounced acidity of the stomach that can harm citrus, especially if you eat it on an empty stomach. In general, even if the acidity of all right, better to eat a grapefruit after other food, as it can irritate the mucous membranes of the mouth, esophagus and stomach.
Another disadvantage of grapefruit, as well as other citrus fruit: it does not fit well with some medicines. In particular, fruit pill neutralizes and reduces the effect of antidepressants. In any case, if you include it in your diet every day while undergoing treatment medications, consult your doctor.