Grapefruit is considered one of the most important citrus fruits in agricultural production in Mexico.
Not only is it marketed as a fruit, but also as juice, jams, liquor and dietary supplements.
Although it is the least exported citrus fruit in Mexico, in number it is a product that has remained at positive levels and with a strong demand.
Mexico produces three varieties of grapefruit: white-fleshed, rose-fleshed and red-fleshed.
The entities with the largest volume of harvest are: Veracruz,
Michoacán and Tamaulipas.
90% of fruit is water. It is an excellent source of vitamin and minerals such as vitamin C, B2, B3, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium.
It contains antioxidants that help prevent heart related diseases.
Grapefruit lowers blood pressure and prevents colon cancer.
Due to its high content of vitamin C, it helps to care for the immune system.
Source: Panorama Agroalimentario 2020