Sweetie Grapefruit Oroblanco
- Jaffa Farm
- from Israel
- sweetest grapefruit
Sweetie Grapefruit Oroblanco was developed as a cross between a diploid acidless pomelo and a seedy white tetreploid grapefruit, resulting in a triploid seedless fruit that is less acidic and less bitter than the grapefruit
Sweetie Grapefruit Oroblancos are either round- or oval-shaped with a thicker rind than grapefruit. When eaten, an oroblanco is much more sweeter than normal grapefruits even when the outer peel is still green.
Hebrew University scientist Dr. Shela Gorinstein and Kaplan Hospital’s Prof. Abraham Caspi showed in their research that the juice of the Sweetie Grapefruit lowers blood cholesterol and blood sugar while increasing antioxidant activity. According to research conducted by Dr. Shela Gorinstein, Jaffa™ Sweetie also improves the chances of preventing blocked arteries and heart attacks. These findings were published by Gorinstein of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products at the university’s Jerusalem School of Pharmacy in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.