Grapes are one of the most versatile fruits out there. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they can also be used in a variety of recipes, from jams and jellies to salads and desserts. With a range of sizes, shapes, and colors, grapes make for an incredibly attractive addition to any dish. Grapes are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making them an excellent choice for a health conscious lifestyle. This luscious fruit can also be enjoyed in a variety of ways, from sipping on a glass of wine or snacking on a handful of grapes. Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or a delicious treat, grapes are a great choice. From their many health benefits to their versatility in recipes, grapes are truly a fruit to be enjoyed.
Grapes Nutrition Facts and Calories Chart
Grapes are a delicious and nutritious snack. They are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. Grapes are also a good source of dietary fiber and contain antioxidants that may help protect against cancer and other diseases. Regularly eating grapes may help reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. They contain small amounts of protein and several essential amino acids, making them a good snack for vegetarians and vegans. Nutritional value per 100 g grapes:
- Biotin: 0.3 μg
- Calcium: 11 mg
- Carbohydrates (Carbs): 18.1 g
- Chloride: 19 mg
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Choline: 17.9 mg
- Chromium: 0.1 μg
- Copper: 0.1 mg
- Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
- Energy (Calories): 69 kcal
- Fat: 0.2 g
- Iodine: 0 μg
- Iron: 0.4 mg
- Magnesium: 8 mg
- Manganese: 0.1 mg
- Molybdenum: 0.1 μg
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.1 mg
- Phosphorus: 18 mg
- Potassium: 191 mg
- Protein: 0.7 g
- Saturated fat: 0.02 g
- Selenium: 0.2 μg
- Sodium: 1 mg
- Sugars: 16 g
- Vitamin A: 85 IU
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 0.03 mg
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.02 mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B6: 0.06 mg
- Vitamin B9 (Folate / Folic Acid): 10 μg
- Vitamin B12: 0 μg
- Vitamin C: 4.9 mg
- Vitamin D: 0 IU
- Vitamin E: 0.3 mg
- Vitamin K: 10.3 μg
- Water: 81.1 g
- Zinc: 0.1 mg
Grapes In India
Traditionally, grapes are used to cool fevers and, as part of a grape fast, promote tissue cleansing. Grapes have astringent, laxative, and tonic qualities, and are almost universally recommended for convalescence.
- Scientific Binomial: Vitis vinifera
- Common English: Grape Vine / Wine Grape / European Grape
- Ayurvedic: Draakshaa / Go-stani / Mrdvikaa / Daakh / Munnakaa / Kishmish
- Unani: Daakh / Maweez / Zabeeb / Munaqqaa / Kishmish
- Sanskrit: Drakshaaphala / yakshmaghnee
- Hindi / Urdu: Angoor / Angur
- Bengali: Anggur
- Marathi: Drakshe / Draksh
- Telugu: Draksha Pandu
- Tamil: Draksha Pazham
- Kannada: Drakshi
- Malayalam: Munthiringa / Munthiri / Mundiringa
- Punjabi / Sindhi
Grapes are good to treat acidity, acne, allergies, anemia, constipation, eczema, epilepsy, headache, heart disease, high blood pressure, insomnia, jaundice, liver ailments, menstrual disorders, psoriasis, rheumatism, sore throat and varicose veins.
Grape seed extract is, as the name implies, the extract of grape seeds. This supplement contains a class of flavonoids known as proanthocyanidins. Grape seed extract provides powerful antioxidant support to tissues under stress, increasing vitamin C levels within the cells and strengthening blood vessels, particularly small arteries. It is a valuable supplement in chronic conditions affecting the circulation, notably furring up of the arteries (atherosclerosis), peripheral vascular disease, including easy bruising, varicose veins, and peripheral neuropathy associated with diabetes. While treating the bruises, taking 50 mg grape seed extract which are rich sources of proanthocyandins, can promote tissue healing. This is may be also helpful to increase circulation while treating cataract.
A grape fast, a naturopathic cleansing regime in which one eats only grapes for several days, helps in detoxifying the body, especially in serious ill health. Although not suitable for everyone, a grape fast can improve health and vitality where liver and kidneys are sluggish. Grapes are effective in heart pain and palpitation of the heart and the disease can be rapidly controlled if the patient adopts an exclusive grapes diet for few days.
Grape juice, especially will be valuable when one is actually suffering from a heart attack. Follow only on professional advice. Grapes are highly beneficial in overcoming constipation. The combination of the properties of the cellulose, sugar and organic acid in grapes make them a laxative food. Their field of action is not limited to clearing the bowels only. They also tone up the stomach and intestines and relieve the most chronic constipation. To treat constipation take at least 350 grams of grapes daily to achieve the desired results. When fresh grapes are not available, raisins soaked in water can be used. Raisins should be soaked in a tumbler of drinking water for 24 to 48 hours. This would swell them to the original size of the grapes. The raisins should be eaten early in the morning. The water in which raisins are soaked should be drunk along with the soaked raisins.
Red (Purple) vs Black vs Green Grapes
All types of grapes are rich source of iron, potassium, silicon, protein, pectin fiber.
- Red or Purple: The skins of red (purple) grapes reduce plaque in the walls of arteries. They also have antioxidant properties, so drink a glass of red grape juice or an occasional glass of red wine. Purple grapes are high in anthocyanidins, a substance that lowers the risk of stroke and heart disease. A bunch of 20 grapes approximately contains 1 gm of total fiber content. The beneficial effects of red wine on the heart and circulation are well-known. Pectin is a form of fiber is highly beneficial in reducing serum cholesterol levels.
- Green: Green seedless grapes are wonderful skin moisturizers. Just cut the grapes in half and slowly squeeze the juice on the lips and beneath the eyelids. Also rub some of the juice around the comers of the mouth and eyes as well. It’s great for getting rid of crow’s feet and the tiny cracks around the edges of the mouth. OR they can be mixed up in a blender and lightly rubbed all over the face, forehead, throat and neck and kept on for a little less than half an hour before removing.
Side Effects and Precautions
No side effects have been reported.