Grapefruits make a comeback

Back in the 1970s grapefruit was a breakfast staple in most households, selling hundreds of thousands each year. However, more recent decades have seen our relationship with grapefruits turn a little sour and sales have been gradually declining, dropping 3.6 per cent last year alone.

In light of the declining popularity of the grapefruit, growers are taking a stand and have launched a campaign which is spreading the word about the benefits the fruit can have on our well-being.

Though the exact reason for the fruits fall from grace is unknown, experts believe it could be linked to modern and health conscious individuals not wanting to cover it in sugar to take away the bitterness, though growers are now stressing that modern varieties are far less bitter and do not require added sugar.

Results from a report by the Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa show that four out of five women who ate a grapefruit each day for two weeks reported an improvement in their concentration, two thirds of those surveyed said they had higher energy levels and 58.5 per cent reported weight loss.

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