Pomelo, which usually comes to market in the fall, is a fruit native to China and dates back to 2000 B.C. In the ancient book lyu's spring and autumn annals, there is such a record: "the fruit beauty, has the cloud dream of pomelo", indicating that pomelo long ago became an indispensable fruit in life.
Modern people love pomelo, on the one hand, because it has a long storage time, on the other hand, it has a very high nutritional value, even known as "natural canned fruit".
Grapefruit is rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, carotene, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and other nutrients.
In traditional Chinese medicine, grapefruit has a cool, sweet and sour taste, which can help clear the lungs and moisten the intestines, relieve coughing and reduce phlegm, and eliminate food and wine. Pomelo skin temperature, bitter taste, xin, to the lung, spleen after the role of wide, dry wet phlegm.
Pomelo nucleus is the seed of pomelo, has the effect of dispelling cold and regulating qi, and is similar to orange nucleus, treating hernia; Pomelo leaf, containing volatile oil, with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, moisture effect. So it is no exaggeration to say that the whole body of grapefruit is a treasure.
But in recent years, a kind of red heart grapefruit frequently appears in fruit store, this makes a lot of people feel perplexed, it and common grapefruit have what distinction after all? Which one should we choose?
The red grapefruit, now very popular, has red flesh, while the common grapefruit has a bright light yellow. The flesh is red, mainly because of the cherries, beta-carotene and lycopene.
Beta carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body, which helps maintain the integrity of the epithelium, so eating red grapefruit in the fall and winter can help prevent respiratory diseases.
Lycopene is a chemical with antioxidant properties and anti-aging effects. In terms of other nutrients, red grapefruit is not much different from common grapefruit.
So, common grapefruit and red heart grapefruit are good fruit, the difference is not big, everybody can follow oneself be fond of choice. If you want to be that dot tender - carotene and lycopene place bring edible curative effect, might as well choose red heart grapefruit. But the price of red grapefruit is much higher than that of ordinary grapefruit.