Tart and tangy with a juicy burst of sweetness, Pink Grapefruit is delicious for breakfast, makes a refreshing, healthy drink and is loaded with beauty-boosting antioxidants. Whether you prefer yours sweetened with white or brown sugar, a touch of honey or a sprinkle of cinnamon, the wonderful flavor and fragrance of Pink Grapefruit have been compared to paradise, as expressed by its Latin name, Citrus paradisi.
Pink Grapefruit is packed with vitamin C, an immune system booster that encourages collagen production for younger-looking skin. It’s also loaded with citric acid, a natural exfoliator. The extract and essential oil come from the peel of the fruit, which has a refreshing effect on the body. Pink Grapefruit essential oil is one of the most popular and preferred natural fragrance ingredients around the world, especially throughout the Mediterranean and eartern Asia. Pink Grapefruit is not only an important fragrance ingredient, but also is a flavor ingredient used in many drinks.
We use Pink Grapefruit in many of our lip balms, body washes and hand soaps.
A member of the citrus family, Pink Grapefruit thrives in warm, subtropical climates like Florida and California in the United States, Argentina and Brazil in South America, and Israel in the Middle East. It ranges from 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) in diameter and comes in both seeded and seedless varieties. It was discovered in Barbados in the 18th century and was referred to as the “forbidden fruit.” Citrus specialists believe the tart and tangy fruit was an accidental hybrid between the orange and the pomelo, a citrus fruit that was brought from Indonesia to Barbados in the 17th century. The majority of commercial production for fragrance and flavor applications are in Argentina, Brazil and Florida.