Health Benefits of Grapes

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For thousands of years, humans have cultivated grapes, which have been a favorite throughout history as the source of wine. Grapes exist in various types, including red, green, pink, yellow and black, all of which grow in clusters. Temperate climates, such as those in Africa, Southern Europe, Australia and the Americas, are ideal for growing grapes. The largest source of grapes in the United States is California.

There are both seeded and seedless types of grapes. Grapes have nutrients, such as resveratrol, and compounds, such as antioxidants, all of which provide several health benefits.

Rich in Nutrients

One cup or 151 grams of green or red grapes contains 104 calories, 1.1 grams of proteins, 27.3 grams of carbohydrates and 0.2 grams of fats and fatty acids. It also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins C and K are the most abundant vitamins, along with minerals like copper, manganese, potassium and iron.

Over a quarter of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K can be found in grapes. This vitamin helps keep bones healthy and plays an important role in blood clotting. Likewise, the vitamin C found in grapes has powerful antioxidant properties that ensure the good health of connective tissue.


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