Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Efficacy of Grapefruit

Grapefruit (pomelo, scientific: Citrus grandis, C. Maxima) these plants can grow from the lowlands to 700 m above sea level. While planted on the height of the fruit is more sour taste. Temperature needed for growth ranged between 25-30 ° C with full sunlight. Land suitable for this crop is the kind of loose and fertile soil. The depth of soil water is not more than 1.5 m in the dry season and should not be less than 0.5 m in the rainy season. Land should not be stagnant water because the roots will be susceptible to disease. Good soil for citrus crops had to pH 5-6. Suitable rainfall ranges between 1000-1200 mm per year with 50-85% humidity.
Efficacy of Grapefruit

Efficacy of Grapefruit, among others:
Heart Health & anemia: Pectin is capable of lowering cholesterol, lycopene as antioxidants & active agent can clear the function of red blood cells that was old in the body and normalize the hematocrit.

Ulcers: Contains anti-bacterial & antioxidants. Although the pomelo juice that has a sour taste, and juice actually has an alkaline reaction after digestion. It is therefore beneficial in the digestive system. According to Dr. Thomas Brzozowski, head of research, suggested that patients with peptic ulcers incorporate orange into their diet although naturally acidic.

Gum Health: levels of vitamin C, It is revealed Researchers at Friedrich Schiller University, Germany, which found links gum health in those who consume lots of grapefruit.

Preventing cancer: lycopene acts as an antioxidant, which can nourish the prostate potassium, bioflavonoids which can stop the spread of breast cancer cells.

For smokers are encouraged to consume grapefruit two strands of fruit every day, due to the unstable free radical molecules due to smoking and air pollution.

Nutritional content of grapefruit per 100 g:
     1. Vitamin C: 44.8 mg
     2. Vitamin B1: 0.03 mg
     3. Vitamin B2: 0.03 mg
     4. Beta carotene 200 mcg
     5. Calcium 14.0 mg
     6. 0.6 mg iron
     7. Protein 0.7 g
     8. 0.3 g fat
     9. 10.4 g carbohydrate
     10. Energy: 44.0 Kcal
     11. Water: 88.0 g

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