Some people think we ought to stick a pink ribbon on every Florida Ruby Red grapefruit we sell, and not just because of the pretty pink color of the delectable fruit hidden inside their golden rinds. Packed with powerful cancer-fighting nutrients, Florida Ruby Red grapefruit earn their pink ribbons naturally. These deliciously sweet grapefruit are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that can decrease cancer risk.
Both Ruby Red and Marsh White varieties of Florida grapefruit are exceedingly rich in vitamin C and contain healthy amounts of vitamins A and B, as well as important phytochemicals and antioxidants. Together, these nutrients strengthen the body’s immune system, reduce the risk of inflammatory conditions, and help protect our bodies against cancer. But unlike white grapefruit, Florida Ruby Red grapefruit also contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant in the fight against cancer that helps prevent tumor development and activity.
Evident in the blush-red color of Florida Ruby Red grapefruit, lycopene is a carotenoid phytonutrient found in pink, orange and red-colored fruits and vegetables. Lycopene is more powerful than other dietary carotenoids in fighting the free radical-causes cell damage that can lead to cancer. Regularly including lycopene-rich foods such as Florida Ruby Red grapefruit in your diet may reduce your risk of breast, prostate and other cancers.
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