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White grapefruit (citrus x paradisi)



Herbal Essences white grapefruit and mosa mint shampoos and conditioners include real white grapefruit and mosa mint, as certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew in London.

Step aside, apple – grapefruit is the original forbidden fruit

What is white grapefruit?

White grapefruit, or citrus paradisi, is a natural cross between a pomelo and a sweet orange.

Grapefruit is believed to have many properties that positively impacts your health—including benefits for your skin and hair.

What is white grapefruit?

Where does grapefruit come from?

Grapefruit trees can grow anywhere in the world, but the biggest population is in Florida. The trees were first introduced to the sunshine state at the beginning of the 19th century.

The first documented instance of these two fruits coming together to create a grapefruit was in the 1750s. This fusion of pomelo and sweet orange was so scandalous at the time that the grapefruit became known as the 'forbidden fruit'. Nowadays, it is widely embraced for its natural nutrients and benefits.

Where does grapefruit come from?