The grapefruit is so named because it grows in bunches which, when the fruit is unripe, vaguely resemble bunches of grapes. Because of this misleading name, there have been several attempts to rename the fruit.Know More
The grapefruit was first discovered in Jamaica in the 1700s. The fruit was initially thought to be a variant of the pummelo, a giant citrus fruit. In the 1750s, it was often referred to as the "forbidden fruit," in reference to the fruit tree from the Garden of Eden. It also was sometimes called the "smaller shaddock," as the large pummelo was sometimes called a shaddock. Sometime in the early 1800s, a horticulturalist noted the fruit's resemblance to grapes when growing and created its current English moniker.
Although the grapefruit is related to the pummelo, it is not merely a variant. Instead, grapefruit is a hybrid of pummelos and oranges. However, uncovering the true origin of the fruit has not led to a consensus on its naming. The Dutch use either the name "shaddock" or "pampelmoose "to refer to a grapefruit, and France and Italy use terms related to "pampelmoose." In English, the name "grapefruit" remains despite several attempts at rebranding. For example, in 1962, Florida Citrus Mutual pushed to change the name to something more appealing. However, public outcry ended their attempts to rename the grapefruit.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
A grapefruit is ripe when it no longer has a green tint to its color and no longer smells like ripe fruit. When it comes to pink grapefruit that is perfectly ripened, the peel of the fruit has a light red or rosy appearance to it when it is in peak perfection.Full Answer >
Grapefruit does not burn fat nor does it burn calories. Grapefruit is high in water content, which makes the body feel full and often results in consuming smaller amounts of food.Full Answer >
Cut a grapefruit by slicing into the fruit, removing the peel and pith, and cutting the meat into edible sections. There are several ways to cut a grapefruit depending on the method of eating desired.Full Answer >
Peppers are technically a fruit. Botanists consider everything that grows from the flower of a plant to be a fruit. All of the other parts are classified as vegetables.Full Answer >