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Grapefruit peel

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Also known as

Citrus x paradisi, Forbidden Fruit of Barbados
                       

Introduction
The Grapefruit is a recent addition to our world coming about in the 1700's and is believed to be a cross between a Pomelo and a Sweet Orange, however this has not been proven. Just as peculiar as it's origin is it's taste and phytochemical makeup, all playing their part in earning it the name 'Forbidden Fruit'.

Constituents
naringin, bergamottin, dihydroxybergamottin, bioflavinoids, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium

Harvest Data
Origin: USA
Certified kosher, Certified organic
dried and cut peel

Use
Grapefruit peel is considered an excellent antioxidant and can act similarly to black pepper and aid digestion of certain nutrients by inhibiting the CYP enzymes in the large intestine. This can alter the strength or toxicity of many herbs and medications so please talk to your doctor and be educated before utilizing this herb.

Summary
The Grapefruit is a mysterious and delicious gift from the Earth and is still considered one of the 7 wonders of Barbados. It's name is derived not from it's taste, but rather from how the fruit grows clustering together like that of grapes.

Precautions
Grapefruit peel, and to a lesser extend the fruit itself inhibit enzymes in the body responsible for breaking down certain nutrients and chemicals. Some herbs, supplements and medications might interact in unexpected ways when combined with grapefruit peel so please speak to your doctor before use, especially if you are currently taking any other herbs, supplements or medications.

Disclaimer
The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For education and research purposes only. Customers must be over 18 years of age to purchase anything from this site. Research all items before using.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 02 November, 2011.

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