History and Facts:
Grapefruit is a 19th century name that seems to have come from the way the fruit grows in bunches. The grapefruit is thought to be a descendant of the pummelo, a citrus fruit that grows in Southeast Asia. The grapefruit was introduced in Florida in the 1820's.
Grapefruit is an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, and has only 50 calories for one half.
Grapefruit should be stored at temperatures ranging from 50 to 60 degrees fahrenheit, with a relative humidity of 85 to 90 percent. Typical shelf life is 28 to 42 days. However, long storage does not improve grapefruit quality.
October though July