Export of Mexican Grapefruit
Fourth largest producer worldwide
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
Grapefruit exports 2010-2019
Annual per capita consumption
tons exported in 2019
• 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