Like all varieties of grapefruit, the Ruby Red Grapefruit contains plenty of the antioxidant-rich vitamins C and A as well as dietary fiber. However, this Texas-bred hybrid has a big nutritional bonus in the plant-based chemical lycopene, which gives the ruby red its distinctive color. But lycopene, a member of the carotenoid family of plant-based pigments, is more than just a coloring agent: Studies confirm that lycopene is a powerful antioxidant in its own right. Antioxidants fight the free radicals — atoms or molecules with unpaired electrons — believed responsible for disease and age-related cell damage.
Contains plenty of the antioxidant-rich vitamins C and A as well as dietary fiber