Word of the Day Eshkolit: The Fruit That Got Its Name Through the Grapevine

Grapefruit was known as a forbidden fruit in the Caribbean before making it to Israel around 1900.

The grapefruit is a late addition to the citrus family, first appearing in Barbados in the 17th century. At first it was seen as a kind of pomelo, called shaddocks at the time, after the legendary Captain Shaddock, who supposedly brought the pale, pithy fruit to the Caribbean.