Grapefruit seed is prepared in extract form from the seeds, pulp, and white membranes of grapefruits from grapefruit trees. The grapefruit tree, first discovered on the Caribbean island of Barbados in the 17th century, was brought to Florida in 1823 for commercial cultivation. The origin of the name of the plant is not fully documented, but it is postulated that it was named "grapefruit" because its fruits grow in bunches or clusters. GSE has a broad spectrum of uses, and is considered to be a non-toxic substance with significant antimicrobial properties.
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