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Grapefruit juice

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Drug interactions:
– Grapefruit interacts with numerous drugs, leading to adverse effects.
– It can block drug-metabolizing enzymes, causing high drug levels in the blood.
– Grapefruit can also block drug absorption in the intestine, reducing therapeutic effects.
– One grapefruit or 200mL of grapefruit juice can cause drug overdose toxicity.
– Incompatible drugs are labeled on containers or package inserts.

Use in cocktails:
– Grapefruit juice is used in cocktails like sea breeze, salty dog, and grapefruit mimosa.
– It is a common ingredient in cocktails like grapefruit radler.
– Cocktails with grapefruit juice are popular for their unique flavors.
– The acidity and sweetness of grapefruit juice enhance cocktail profiles.
– Mixologists experiment with grapefruit juice in various cocktail recipes.

Canadian regulations:
– Canadian regulations require clean, mature grapefruits for juice production.
– Permitted additives in Canadian grapefruit juice include sugars and preservatives.
– Specific standards for amino acids, potassium, and polyphenolics in grapefruit juice.
Sugar content in juice must meet specified Brix readings during production.
– Grapefruit juice should contain a defined percentage of anhydrous citric acid.

See also:
– Drink portal offers information on beverages like grapefruit juice.
– Grapefruit spoon is a specialized utensil for consuming grapefruit.
– Juicing is the process of extracting juice from fruits like grapefruit.
– List of juices includes grapefruit juice among other popular fruit juices.
– Additional resources on grapefruit and its uses can be found in related articles.

– The Worlds Healthiest Foods article on grapefruit.
Nutrient content and nutrition labeling of citrus juice products.
– Studies on grapefruit-medication interactions.
– Books on cocktails like Classic Cocktails and Heart of the Artichoke.
– Legal references to food and drug regulations related to grapefruit juice.

Grapefruit juice (Wikipedia)

Grapefruit juice is the juice from grapefruits. It is rich in vitamin C and ranges from sweet-tart to very sour. Variations include white grapefruit, pink grapefruit and ruby red grapefruit juice.

White grapefruit juice
Chopped pink grapefruit

Grapefruit juice is important in medicine because of its interactions with many common drugs including caffeine and medications, which can alter how they behave in the body.

Grapefruit juice is a common breakfast beverage in the United States.

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