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Grapefruit Juice Organic
Citrus fruits and juices are full of vitamins and minerals essential to maintaining a healthy diet. The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes and American Heart Association have recognized the important role a balanced diet including citrus fruit and juices may play in helping to reduce the risk of certain cancers, neural tube birth defects and heart disease. Grapefruit, named for the way the fruit grows in clusters, like grapes, is only 300 years old. It is believe to have been produced in Jamaica by the accidental pollination of a fruit called pomelo, and an orange. Seeds were brought to The U.S. and Florida launched an industry based on its production. The cultivation of grapefruit spread to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas where another genetic event occurred, producing the popular deeply colored Ruby Red variety. Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified