Other names: Pomelo Extract
CAS Number: 10236-47-2
Origin: Citrus grandis L.
Appearance: Off-white powder with a bitter taste.
Solubility: Soluble in ethanol and hot water, less soluble in cool water.
Processing: The product was extracted from the fruit of Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck by water extraction, filtration, concentration, and drying.
Naringin is a natural chemical compound known as a bioflavonoid found in grapefruit, giving it its bitter flavor. Hence, the food industry uses naringin as a bitter in “tonic” beverages, bitter chocolate, ice cream, and ices.
Naringin also works synergistically with other nutrients, increasing the bio-availability (how much nutrient is absorbed by the body) and therefore maximizing the health benefits of these nutrients.
Of course, it is essential to note this citrus extract interferes with enzyme activity in the intestines and, therefore, can inhibit the breakdown of certain drugs. That is why you should consult with your physician if you are on any medication before eating grapefruit.