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In New Zealand grapefruit mature from around about May to January.


Storage and Handling

Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.



Grapefruit was originally bred in Barbados as a hybrid of the pomelo fruit with the sweet orange. It was first introduced to New Zealand in the mid 1800’s from Australia.



  • Grapefruit are citrus fruit with different varieties that can be red, white or pink inside
  • Grapefruit can affect the action of some prescription drugs


Growing Facts

  • Grapefruit trees can grow up to 10 metres tall
  • Grapefruit like to grow in subtropical climates and some varieties grow well in the northern parts of New Zealand

Nutrition Information

1/2 a grapefruit = 118 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 123/29 1% 104/25
Protein (g) 0.7 1% 0.6
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0% 0.1
- saturated (g) 0.03 0% 0.02
Available carbohydrate (g) 5.9 2% 5.0
- sugars (g) 5.9 7% 5.0
Dietary Fibre (g) 0.7 2% 0.6
Sodium (mg) 1 0% 1
Vitamin C (mg) 47 118% RDI* 40
Folate (µg) 21 11% RDI* 18
Potassium (mg) 271   230

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016