Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Rutaceae
Genus : Citrus
Species : paradisi Macf.
Common Name
English Name : Grape fruit
Hindi Name : Chakotra
Manipuri Name : Heithum
Other Details
Habit : Small tree
Parts Use : Fruit
Preparation : Fruits are edible and used mainly as a breakfast fruit.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Grape fruit oil contains limone, mycene, a-pinene, sabinene, p-cymene, caryophyllene, y-terpinene, terpinene-4-ol, octanal, linalool and nootkatone as its major components. Seed contains limanol, deoxylimonol and 7a-obacunol.
Ailment Treated : Grapefruit oil has a sweet, pleasant odour intermediate between orange and lemon. Fruits are used in flavours for soft-drinks, ice-cream, candy, baked goods, gelatins, pudding and chewing gums.
Source : Cultivated and marketable.