A reminiscent of summery lemon groves.
The grapefruit is a subtropical citrus tree known for its sour to semi-sweet fruit. Grapefruit is a hybrid originating in Barbados as an accidental cross between two introduced species, sweet orange and pomelo or shaddock, both of which were introduced from Asia in the seventeenth century. When found, it was named the “forbidden fruit”; and it has also been misidentified with the pomelo.
Originally called the Forbidden Fruit, the grapefruit's more prosaic current name alludes to clusters of the fruit on the tree, which often appear similar to grapes.
Grapefruit is a rich source of vitamin C, contains the fiber pectin, and the pink and red hues contain the beneficial
antioxidant lycopene. Studies have shown grapefruit helps lower cholesterol, and there is evidence that the seeds have antioxidant properties.
Grapefruit for skin care
Grapefruit contains high amounts of vitamin A and C, minerals and antioxidants. By using a handmade grapefruit nature soap can benefit the skin. The vitamin C and the antioxidant effect protect the skin from environmental hazards. The retinol, an antioxidant, provides the skin with suppleness, elasticity and renewed damaged skin and treats the pigmentation of the skin. The potassium in the grapefruit helps to smooth wrinkles, helps with age spots and provides a protective shield against UV rays. The fruit refreshes the skin, the amino acid in the grapefruit makes the skin firm and soft.