Trois Belle Pampelmousse
by Maria Hunt
9.000 x 9.000 inches
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Trois Belle Pampelmousse
Painting - Watercolor On 300lb Arches
In the Shade of the tree, three grapefruit drew their last drink from Mother Earth. Some artist picked the low-hanging fruit to get a closer view of the leaves and subtle coloring. . So in memoriam, the following gives facts about our three newly-deceased grapefruit.
The grapefruit, not even 300 years old, is just a kid in the world of fruits. The offspring of the pummelo, sometimes spelled pomelo, the grapefruit may have appeared as a horticultural accident during the 1700s in Jamaica.
As for the United States, in 1885, Florida's first shipment of grapefruits to New York and Philadelphia created a flurry of interest in the fruit and was the beginning of a serious commercial grapefruit industry.
1948 citrus horticulturists began to examine the grapefruit's botanical origins and concluded it was not a sport of the pummelo but a hybrid between the pummelo and the orange that occurred accidentally. The grapefruit now has the scientific name Citrus X paradisi.
The French call grapefruit pamplemousse (pumpkin-sized citron). The Italians named it pompelmo & the Spanish, Pomelo
Hardly any portion of the grapefruit goes to waste. What is considered waste matter from grapefruit packing stations is transformed into molasses and fed to cattle. After extracting oil from the seed hulls, the hulls are used by farmers as a natural soil conditioner. Sometimes the hulls are combined with dried grapefruit pulp and fed to cattle.
Lastly,every part of the grapefruit is recognized for its many health benefits. Grapefruit seed extract, available in health food stores, is commonly used as an anti-fungal remedy, an infusion prepared from grapefruit flower blossoms becomes a treatment for insomnia. & is also valued as a cardiac tonic.
Grapefruit stimulates the digestive tract and aids in relieving indigestion and gas. The fruit also has diuretic properties helpful to people with water retention and liver and gall bladder conditions.
Rubbed on the skin, grapefruit is beneficial in treating acne and oily skin.
Special THANKS to the following Fine Art America groups for featuring this painting... Such an honor :
Art District 05/09/2017
Pictures for present 04/28/2017
Images That Excite you 02/14/2017
Exclusively Drawing and Painting Group 10/15/2016
Painting the Old Way 09/05/2016
The Art Of Watercolor 09/05/2016
Citrus, Grapefruit, Pampelmousse, Pomelo, Pummelo , watercolor painting, Painting, fruit, Watercolor, Maria Hunt, artist
September 4th, 2016
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