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Video: Grapefruit Zest
Calories, kcal: 29 Protein, g: 0.7 Fat, g: 0.2 Carbohydrates, g: 6.5
Grapefruit zest is called the top, thinnest layer of the fruit rind without a bitter white shell, containing the largest amount of essential oil. A sharp knife, peeler or grater will help to remove the zest, if the zest needs to be added to the chopped dish.
Grapefruit zest is perhaps the most fragrant and has a piquant bitterness in taste. In many dishes it can replace lemon zest, saturating them with a wonderful delicate aroma. Use the zest of grapefruit both fresh and dried, keeping it in a tightly sealed container.
Calorie content of grapefruit zest
The calorie content of grapefruit peel is 29 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Grapefruit zest composition
The chemical composition of grapefruit zest includes: pectic acid, beta-carotene, vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, H and PP, as well as the main useful minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper and manganese, iron, phosphorus and sodium.
Useful properties of grapefruit zest
The phytoncides contained in grapefruit zest have antibacterial properties, improve digestion and help fight colds.
Contraindications of grapefruit zest
The zest of grapefruit is contraindicated in case of individual intolerance to the product.
Grapefruit zest in cooking
Dry grapefruit zest is mixed with green and black tea, strong alcoholic drinks are infused on it, compotes are flavored (calorizer). Fresh zest is ideal for baking pastries and desserts, making chocolates and sweets, and decorating drinks.
It is a well-known fact that grapefruit zest in the vicinity of mint, honey, chocolate, wine and ginger is a light aphrodisiac, unobtrusively setting lovers in a romantic mood.
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