Grapefruit is a round or slightly oval fruit, flattened by the poles, that has a smooth skin of a pale lemon color. It is a very juicy fruit with an acid flavor, which as it ripens it becomes sweeter.
Benefits: It has a high content of Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant, with anti-radical activity that is very useful in the treatment of photoaging, since it helps to neutralize the rays generated by UVB rays, although protective effects have also been shown against UVA rays. In addition to vitamin C, its lycopene and naringin content also give it this antioxidant power.
Vitamin C also helps build and maintain the integrity of collagen by hydroxylating proline. And it reduces the production of the metalproteinase enzyme that is responsible for degrading collagen in the dermis.
It also has a purifying action thanks to the flavonoids.
Origin: The grapefruit extract is extracted from the fruit of Citrus decumana L.
The essence prepared from the flowers has been taken since ancient times to prevent insomnia, and also as a stomach and heart tonic. The pulp is also considered an effective treatment for gastric and cardiac disorders.