31 Oct 8 Healthy Facts About Grapes
Spanish explorers introduced the fruit to America about 300 years ago.
Grapes Are Berries!
Yes, grapes are a kind of berry. They have a leathery covering and a fleshy inside, similar to blueberries.
The Grape Family
There are more than 8,000 grape varieties from about 60 species. The main types are American and European.
One cup of grapes, with about 100 calories, provides more than a quarter of the daily recommended values of vitamins K and C. Grape seeds, which are edible, are chock-full of antioxidants.
Grapes Into Wine
It takes about 2.5 pounds of grapes to make one bottle of wine.
Grapes Into Raisins
Raisins are dried sweet grapes. This process occurs naturally when the grapes are left in sunlight.
Origins of Concord Grapes
These plump blue grapes get their name from Concord, Mass., where they were developed. They have a distinctive taste and can survive colder climates.
Grapes come in many colors, including green, red, black, yellow, pink, and purple. “White” grapes are actually green.
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Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD