A grape is a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. “the queen of fruits”
Amount Per 100 grams Calories 67 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0.4 g 0% Saturated fat 0.1 g 0% Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g Monounsaturated fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 2 mg 0% Potassium 191 mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 17 g 5% Dietary fiber 0.9 g 3% Sugar 16 g Protein 0.6 g 1% Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6% Calcium 1% Iron 1% Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5% Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 1%
– Grapes are rich in polyphenolic phytochemical compound resveratrol.
– Anthocyanins are another class of polyphenolic anti-oxidants present abundantly in the red grapes. These phyto-chemicals have been found to have an anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, as well as anti-cancer activity.
– Catechins, a type of flavonoid tannin group of anti-oxidants, found in the white/green varieties have also shown to possess these health-protective functions. – In addition, the berries are very low in calories. 100 g fresh grapes just provide 69 calories but zero cholesterol levels.
– Grapes are rich source of micronutrient minerals like copper, iron and manganese.
– They are an also good source of vitamin-C, vitamin A, vitamin K, carotenes, B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, riboflavin, and thiamins.
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