Grapefruit Calories and Nutrition Facts
Learn how many calories are in a grapefruit half and in a cup of grapefruit juice.
Grapefruit is relatively low in calories. The most popular grapefruit varieties are red, pink and white, determined by the color of the fruit flesh. A half of white grapefruit has 39 calories, while a half of pink or red grapefruit has 52 calories. A cup of grapefruit juice has 96 calories.
A cup (230 grams) of white grapefruit has 76 calories, 1.6 grams of protein and 19.3 grams of carbohydrates including 2.5 grams of dietary fiber and 16.8 grams of sugar. Grapefruits are virtually fat-free, with only 0.2 gram of fat per cup. A cup of pink or red grapefruit contains 97 calories, 1.8 grams of protein and 24.5 grams of carbohydrates including 2.7 grams of dietary fiber and 15.8 grams of sugar. White grapefruits are 28% lower in calories than pink and red grapefruits.
Grapefruit is packed with essential nutrients that contribute to a healthy diet. Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. It is high in dietary fiber that helps satisfy hunger. Grapefruit was shown to help lower blood cholesterol level.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice are an important part of the grapefruit diet, which is based on the premise that grapefruit helps burn body fat and promotes weight loss.
You should remember that grapefruit, orange and apple juice can interact with certain drugs. Consult your doctor to find out if you should avoid grapefruit, orange and apple juice while taking your medications.