Grapefruits are known for their numerous health benefits, specifically anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-obesity, and bone-building effects that are the result of natural chemicals called furanocoumarins. This 4-page document discusses the health benefits of grapefruit furanocoumarins. Written by Yu Wang and Laura Reuss and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, August 2018.
This 5-page fact sheet written by Ariel Singerman and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department presents the cost of production per acre for growing fresh grapefruit in the Indian River region during 2016/17. Typical users of the estimates include growers and consultants, who use them as a benchmark; property appraisers, who use them to compute the taxes for property owners; and researchers, who use the estimates to evaluate the economic feasibility of potential new technologies.
This 4-page article written by Ariel Singerman and published by the Food and Resource Economics Department presents the cost of production per acre for growing fresh grapefruit in the Indian River region during 2015/2016, based on a survey of growers conducted at the Indian River Citrus League production committee meeting in mid-July 2016. The cost estimates do not represent any individual operation; rather, their purpose is to serve as a benchmark for the industry. Typical users of these estimates include growers, consultants, property appraisers, and researchers.
According to the Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, worldwide consumption of fresh grapefruit in 2014/15 increased from 4.2 million to 5.2 million metric tons. China, which is the largest producer of grapefruit, was largely responsible for the increase. In South Korea, however, the state of Florida in the United States has traditionally dominated the grapefruit market. The South Korean grapefruit market has been increasing in recent years and is expected to keep growing. The industry in Florida now faces fierce competition from other suppliers with lower import prices and different harvest seasons. This 5-page fact sheet written by Yan Heng, Hyeyoung Kim, and Lisa House and published by the Food and Resource Economics Department aims to provide an overview of the grapefruit market in South Korea and evaluate the potential of this market for Florida fresh grapefruit producers.
Did you know that Florida growers produced 79 percent of the oranges harvested in the United States in 2008-2009? Learn about citrus production in Florida — production facts, production regions, production practices, worker activities, and major pests. This revised 18-page fact sheet was written by M.A. Mossler, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, January 2011.