The grapefruit is thought to be a happy accident resulting from crossing two established species – the sweet orange and the pomelo. It has a citrus flavour that is bordering on bitter and is highly distinctive. That wonderful citrus flavour is perfectly captured in the peel of the fruit, which is the part that contains the highest amount of the fruit’s essential oil. For many decades its been used in skincare products, while in more recent years its gained popularity within the distilling community.
Top-quality grapefruit peel is a highly prized ingredient for brewers, which is why at Joseph Flach & Sons we only source the very finest of this zesty botanical. It adds a citrus twist to summer ales and is also a popular ingredient for gin and vodka. Grapefruit peels make for an ideal substitute for orange, lemon or lime peel – and the dried skin will retain much of the fruit’s flavour profile. It’s the perfect complement to beers hopped with a citrus nature, adding an extra zesty twist to IPAs, Wit Beers and Saisons.
With the surge in popularity of gin, manufacturers are always looking for a new twist on the traditional flavours, and grapefruit peel can deliver a zingy taste sensation. Many London gins contain grapefruit peel as standard, while others use it to add a zesty quality that provides the focus.
Grapefruit essential oil – which is found in high concentrations in the peel – has a host of benefits for the skin. It’s known to tone the tissue and invigorate tired-looking skin. It is a purifying essential oil and so is frequently used in cellulite treatments so optimise elimination and improve the skin’s appearance. The zesty fragrance is also considered to be uplifting, refreshing, and reviving. The oil pairs well with other citrus scents like lemon, as well as rosemary, lavender and geranium.
The grapefruit peel essential oils can be extracted and used to significant effect in body scrubs and moisturisers where the skin-enhancing and toning effects will be greatly valued.
Grapefruits contain pectin – a known ingredient used for lowering cholesterol. And the good news is that it’s included in the peel, along with fibre. Grapefruit peel’s calming properties make it an excellent tonic for the digestive system where it can be calming. It also holds diuretic properties useful for bladder health.
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We offer grapefruit peel in the following forms:
Grapefruit Peel Cut
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