Sour and sweet at the same time, the grapefruit was first documented in 1750 in Barbados and called ‘the forbidden fruit’ and later ‘citrus paradis’ (‘the heaven fruit’). This evergreen subtropical tree is a heir of the sweet orange from Asia and the Indonesian pomelo. Its tree reaches heights of up to 15 meters and the internal part of the fruit varies from white, through pink, to saturated red, with the darker varieties usually sweeter. Among the numerous beneficial properties of the fruit, it is high in vitamin C and pectin content. The pink sort we use for Coppa della Maga is also rich in the antioxidant lycopene. The low glycemic index of the fruit improves the metabolism and helps with fat burning. Research also shows that its aroma can decrease hunger. A true paradise fruit!