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Tags: grapefruit | drug | interaction

New Grapefruit Does Not Interact With Meds

Friday, 11 November 2011 05:39 PM EST

After years of being told not to drink grapefruit juice and take your medications, fans of the tangy sweet fruit can savor it once again.

University of Florida researchers have developed grapefruit without the compound -- furanocoumarin -- known to negatively interact with some medications, including blood pressure and heart drugs.

"There are certain relatives of grapefruit that we call pummelo, some of which are very, very low or have no furanocoumarins in them at all," said Fred Gmitter, a citrus geneticist at UF. "And we've crossed these with ordinary grapefruit."

Not only does the new hybrid have the same great grapefruit taste, researchers say, it's also seedless.

© HealthDay

A new grapefruit has been developed that doesn't interact with blood pressure and heart medications.
Friday, 11 November 2011 05:39 PM
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