Star Ruby grapefruit (kg)
It is a medium-sized citrus with contains hardly any seeds. Skin is very smooth and thin. It has a yellow colour with reddish tones and allows uniform peel with relative ease. Unlike other varieties of grapefruits, the flesh has a deep red colour and provides abundant juice which taste less bitter than others and much sweeter. Its external colour is more intense than that of other more recent varieties and internal red pigmentation remains well throughout the campaign.
Pigmented varieties as Star Ruby owe their pink colour to the red pigment lycopene. They have gained much popularity in recent decades in many countries winning in production and consumption common varieties of yellow flesh.
Thompson was the first red variety seedless and emerged as a spontaneous mutation of the variety Marsh. New varieties such as Red or Ruby Ray have as a goal to take the place of the popular Star Ruby because its fruits are of superior size and more resistant trees. At the moment Star Ruby grapefruit is still king among these fruits of intense red pulp.
This product was introduced in comenaranjas to check acceptance among our customers and has been so successful that we decided to plant more trees of this exquisite variety.
History and Origin of Star Ruby grapefruit
Dr. Richard Hensz of the A & I University in Weslaco, Texas spent many years in the laboratory, working to produce more red grapefruit through induced mutations by ionizing radiation.
In 1959 thousands of seeds of Hudson variety were irradiated to remove the seeds from the fruit mainly resulting in the release of the variety of red grapefruit Star Ruby in 1970. It was a successful variety in Texas due to their fertile period and only a small amount is grown nowadays in their place of origin but is widely grown in many parts of the world.
In some cases, it owes its success to different selections such as South Africa where it is the most popular red variety. The selection derived from a seedling of Star Ruby. It is widely cultivated and grows well in Australia, Israel, Spain and Turkey which accounts for over 60% of total production of grapefruits.
Properties and benefits of Star Ruby grapefruits
- Like all citrus has an abundant amount of vitamin C that helps removes stains caused by excess pigment. This vitamin also makes our skin stay firm, soft and smooth as it stimulates collagen production. It can also be used as a natural exfoliate against dark spots.
- It protects the heart as only the intake of a grapefruit daily bad cholesterol is reduced by 15.5% and triglycerides by 27% as published a report of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
- The more red a grapefruit is the greater presence of antioxidants. That is the case of our variety Star Ruby of intense red colour.
- A study in California showed that eating half a grapefruit before each meal helps you lose weight because it increases metabolism accelerating fat burning, stabilizing blood sugar and insulin levels food.
- It is rich in enzymes that help burn fat and contains lots of water and little sodium.
- Its content in lycopene acts as a scavenger of free radicals that cause cancer and naringenin content helps repair DNA damage in prostate cancer cells.
- Thanks to its content in salicylic acid helps prevent or lessen arthritis. This same acid works as a good antiseptic.
Estos pomelos son de una excelente calidad. En zumo junto con naraja es fantástico para regular el colesterolBasiliscosaurio
medio pomelo color rojo y después naranja o mandarina en cada postre, excelentes.jigmel
En cada pedido añado unos kilos de pomelos que cada día me tomo en zumo junto a una naranja. Buenísimo.M Jesús Pérez
poco que añadir a las otras 2 opiniones, es un pomelo especial y de un tamaño increible, muy rico hasta para comer solo.Victoria Oliveras
no se si os habeis olvidao que los teneis de oferta meses jeje pero no me quejaré, son buenisimos y de buen tamaño. muy contenta con la compra.Amparo Cuartero
no pensaba que pudiesen gustarme tanto estos pomelos rojos, de lo mejor que teneis en la tienda.Pilar Ortega Del Puelo