Nutritional Facts For Grapes
A grape is a fruit, which occurs in different colours like green, black , purple and red etc. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit. They occur as bouquet of grapes(cluster). It contains many nutritional facts and health benefits.
Grapes are grown all over the world. Depending on the colour of the grape nutritional values may slightly vary because they contain colouring pigments. The primary pigments in grapes are anthocyanins and show many similarities with anthocyanins.
The nutrients in the grapes provide many health benefits. Grapes are a good source of fiber, potassium, and a range of vitamins and other minerals.
Grapes are used in preparing many items like jams, jellies, raisins by drying grapes for certain period. Mainly used in wine preparations.
Resveratrol In Grapes
There is an important component present in red grapes is Resveratrol. It is generally found in the skin of grapes and in some other food items. It is useful in wine preparations. Resveratrol is a part of polyphenols which act as antioxidants by protecting the body against cancer and heart diseases. It also contain anti-ageing properties.
Grapes are very nutritious and contains many health benefits.
- Prevents cancer
- Heart health
- May reduce blood pressure
- Helps in constipation and allergy
- May control diabetes
Due to presence of antioxidants in grapes, helps to reduce the damage to the retina and help prevent cataracts. Grapes contain water and fiber. These can help people stay hydrated, keep bowel movements regular and reduce the risk of constipation.
Grapes have a high potassium content. This helps to reduce the effects of sodium in people with high blood pressure.
Polyphenols like resveratrol in grapes contains antioxidants properties, lipid-lowering and anti-inflammatory actions that may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Grapes contain some amounts of pectin, which is a soluble fibre can help lower LDL(bad cholesterol).
Grapes contain many nutrients which are having health benefits. Grapes are rich in calcium, phosphorus, fibre, potassium. 100 g of green grapes contains 72% of moisture.
|Nutrients (pale green colour grapes)||Amount per 100 g|
|Vitamin C||1 mg|
|Beta carotene||58.89 mcg|