Grapefruit belongs to the citrus family. Hybrid between sweet orange and pomelo has for centuries been a variety in its own right. Grapefruit is covered with a smooth rind that can be yellow or pinkish and the sliced inner pulp can be squeezed to make a slightly acidic juice..
Unlike other citrus fruits, grapefruit is thought to have no Asian origin but comes from Central America. Nowadays it is cultivated a little all over the world and the major producers are the United States.