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grapefruit

A tropical tree (scientific name: Citrus paradisi) which produces a large, yellow, tart (acidic) fruit, rich in flavonoids, lycopene, and vitamin C. C Its scientific name is Citrus paradisi.

CAUTION!

The consumption of the fruit alters the metabolism of a wide variety of medications, including HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), calcium channel blockers, and immunosuppressive drugs, e.g., cyclosporine, among others, by inhibiting cytochrome CYPA34 enzymes in the liver.
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The authors noted that citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, contain psoralens, which are deposited in the skin, where they can interact with ultraviolet light to promote melanoma.
Additions : Grapefruit Peel, Pink Grapefruit Flavor
This latest work was funded by the California Grapefruit Growers Cooperative, but the UC Berkeley researchers emphasized that the funders had no control or influence over the study design or research findings.
Grapefruit juice, however, contains natural chemicals, furanocoumarins, that inhibit an enzyme found in the gut that ordinarily kicks off the metabolism of about half of all drugs taken by mouth.
So, while grapefruit juice is a great source of potassium and vitamin C, it's also a potential hazard to some people's health.
Between 2008 and 2012, the number of medications with the potential to interact with grapefruit and cause serious adverse effects.
Between 2008 and 2012, the introduction of new medications and new formulations of existing drugs increased the number of substances with the potential for seriously dangerous interactions with grapefruit from 17 to 43.
TOSS cooked cracked wheat with a grapefruit juice-olive oil dressing, plenty of grapefruit segments, and chopped parsley.
4 per cent of those who took part in the panel said they would continue to eat grapefruit either every day or most days.
The Jackson grapefruit is a white variety with a fruit punch flavour and a hint of lime, according to Waitrose.
Researchers have found that the fungus Aspergillus niger either binds with grapefruit furanocomarins or enzymatically breaks them down.
With the new addition, Masafi Juice now comes in ten original flavors -- Orange, Apple, Mango, Tropical, Citrus, Melon, Berry Mix, Pineapple, Cranberry and Pink Grapefruit.