Citrus paradisi
Status: Not Evaluated
Type: Deciduous
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Appearance: The fruit is yellow-orange skinned and generally an oblate spheroid in shape; it ranges in diameter from 10 to 15cm. Its flesh is segmented and acidic, varying in color depending on the cultivars, which include white, pink, and red pulps of varying sweetness (generally, the redder varieties are the sweetest)

General Information

The grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is a subtropical citrus tree known for its relatively large, sour to semi-sweet, somewhat bitter fruit. The interior flesh is segmented and varies in color from pale yellow to dark pink. Grapefruit is a citrus hybrid originating in Barbados. It is an accidental cross between the sweet orange (C. sinensis) and the pomelo or shaddock (C. maxima), both of which were introduced from Asia in the 17th century. It has also been called the forbidden fruit. In the past it was referred to as the pomelo.

Uses

Grapefruit can be cooked to remove their sourness, rendering them as sweets; they are also stuffed with dulce de leche, resulting in a dessert called toronja rellena (stuffed grapefruit).[36] In Haiti, grapefruit is used primarily for its juice (jus de Chadèque), but also is used to make jam (confiture de Chadèque). They can also be used to make Grapefruit juice which contains about half the citric acid of lime or lemon juice, and about 50% more citric acid than orange juice.

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