|Origin:||Monterey County - California|
A hybrid ancestor of the sweet orange and the pomelo, grapefruit flesh ranges in color from white to deep, ruby red, and the darker the color, the sweeter the juice. Grapefruit was brought to the U.S. in the early 19th century, and the U.S. is now the top producer in the the world. Grapefruit is also known to have interactions with certain drugs, in some cases increasing their potency resulting in adverse reactions. Grapefruit is a good source of Vitamin C, and the pink and red varieties contain the beneficial antioxidant lycopene. The zest, pulp and juice of grapefruits are all easily incorporated into recipes, including sorbets, salads, baked goods, beverages, candies and marmalades.