GRAPES

GRAPES

BENEFITS

  • High in pectin and bioflavonoids.
  • Contain phytochemicals that may redecue risk for heart disease, cancer, and strokes.
  • A fair source of iron and potassium.
  • A low-calorie sweet snack and dessert.

DRAWBACKS

  • Since they are often treated with sulfur dioxide to retrd spoiling, grapes may present a problem for sulfite-sensitive people. 
  • Natural salicylates may provoke an allergic response.

DID YOU KNOW ?  Raising are very high in calories  Raisins are a highly concentrated source of nutrients and calories; a cup contains a whopping 400 calories while providing 3 g of iron, 1.090 mg of potassium, and 6 g of fiber. It  takes about 4 -half  pounds (2 kg) of fresh grapes to produce 1 lb (500 g) of raisins.

Grapes are divided into two general categories : European, which encompassed most of the varieties used for table food and wine, and American, which hve skins that slip off easily and are used mostly to make jams, jellies, and juice. The European type is the more nutrituous of the two, but neither ranks high on the nutritional scale when compared to other fruits. A cup of European table grapes provides about 20 percent of the Recommended Daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin C, about four times that found in the American varieties,. Most types provide fair amounts of potassium and iron.

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