Grapes are fruits in the form of small round balls, like berries, that grow in clusters on a plant called a Vitus vinifera. There are many kinds of grapes, from red, white, green, purple to black. There are also different kids of grapes. Some have thinner skin and small seeds and are suitable for eating raw, while others are used to make jams and jellies, and special varieties are grown for the purpose of wine-making.
Green grapes, sometimes called white grapes, are used to make white wine and they are also very delicious and very popular as table grapes, meant for eating raw.
Green grapes make a delicious, nutritious and very healthy snack, especially if used as an alternative to starchy, sugary and fatty snacks.
Green grapes benefits
Today most edible grapes found in the market are seedless. This is the result of genetic manipulation, and while they are certainly more attractive to an average consumer, because there is no need to chew on that rough, bitter seed or spit it out, the seed actually contains several extremely beneficial compounds. Grape seeds contain an edible oil that strengthens the walls of blood vessels and reduces the chance of blood clot formation. This way grape seeds promote good cardiovascular health and prevent many serious diseases. Grape seed oil can be extracted and today it can be found in many markets.
The most important phytonutrient in green grapes in polyphenol. This powerful antioxidant acts as a protection against many diseases, including colon and prostate cancer, coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s, degenerative nerve diseases, and it also keeps viral and fungal infections at bay.
Another important characteristic of grapes is that they contain flavonoids called catechins. They are believed to prevent bladder cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and leukemia.
The resveratrol in grapes protects the heart, keeping its muscles strong and healthy.
Pterostilbene, an antioxidant found in grapes, prevents some types of cancer and helps regulate cholesterol levels in blood. Another antioxidant is anthocyanin, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties, keeps off the microbes and protects from cancer.
Green grapes are very beneficial for people who want to lose weight, they are low in calories and they cleanse and purify the body from harmful toxins. They also increase moisture in lungs, which is why they are strongly recommended for people who suffer from asthma.
Green grapes nutritional value
Green grapes are a good source of essential nutrients. 100 grams of green grapes contain 18 grams of carbohydrates, 0.72 grams of protein, 0.16 grams of fat, 7 milligrams of magnesium, 1 microgram of carotene, 0.08 milligrams of B1, 0.10 milligrams of B6, 10.8 milligrams of vitamin C, and 16.4 micrograms of vitamin K.
They contain zero cholesterol and 69 calories.