Grapes are believed to have originated in North America and are a member of the Vitaceae family.
There are three species of grapes: table grapes, usually seedless, are large with thin skins; wine grapes contain seeds and are smaller with relatively thicker skins; white grapes are actually pale green.
- Grapes are high in vitamin K which is a great nutrient to prevent cancer and increase bone strength to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. (1)
- High in manganese which is a cofactor of the antioxidant superoxide dismutase which helps eradicate harmful free radicals that cause cellular damage. (2)
- The polyphenol resveratrol content represents one of the most important phytonutrients because of its ability to protect against colon and prostate cancers, coronary heart disease, degenerative nerve disease, and even Alzheimer’s. (3)
- Anthocyanins, another plentiful antioxidant polyphenolic in red grapes, generate anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-cancer activities. (4)
- Inhibit Low-Density Lipid (LDL) cholesterol and plaque build-up in the arteries which reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. (5)
Grapes Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||3|
|Total Fat||0 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrates||17 g||6%|
|Dietary Fibre||1 g||4%|
|Vitamin A 2%||Vitamin C||7%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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