Have you ever heard of the grapefruit ? Not as popular as its “relatives”, citrus paradisi , also called in some places watermelon orange, pomegranate orange or grapefruit, is a fruit resulting from the crossing between orange ( Citrus Sinensis ) and grapefruit ( Citrus Maxima ). Its flavor is described as sour and very sweet , in addition to being extremely juicy like orange.As expected, as it is a cross between two fruits, grapefruit can be considered a superfood for being a great source of various nutrients , which makes its consumption extremely beneficial for us humans.

Learn a little more about this fruit , the benefits it can bring to our health and how to consume it through tea.

Grapefruit properties and benefits

As it is a fruit of the Citrus genus , grapefruit is one of the greatest sources of vitamin C that exist. In addition, it is also a source of B -complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9) and E; in addition to various minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc.

Thanks to these properties, the fruit consumed  in natura , as through teas , can become a home remedy for numerous diseases . Anxiety and obesity are examples of diseases that can be fought with grapefruit, since in addition to reducing appetite , the fruit is rich in fiber and is capable of detoxifying the body , especially the liver.

In addition, grapefruit also has antioxidant and astringent components, which makes this food beneficial for the skin and hair , keeping them young for longer and also combats aging and cell degeneration.

Grapefruit can also become a great ally to treat diseases such as:

  • Anemia;
  • Arthritis;
  • Tiredness;
  • Poor circulation;
  • Gallstones;
  • Flu, coughs and colds;
  • Indigestion;
  • Infections.

grapefruit tea


  • 1 grapefruit (peels);
  • 500 ml (2 cups of tea) of water;
  • Sugar, sweetener or honey to taste (optional).

Preparation and consumption

As the drink will be made with the skins and not with the fruit itself, the process to be done is the decoction, where the ingredients must be brought to the fire along with the water.

Heat the skins and water and simmer for about five minutes. After that, just strain, sweeten if you like and drink. Drink twice a day and preferably the drink should be lukewarm.