Grapes are valued for the good source of antioxidants. Resveratrol is the name of an antioxidant that is found as well in the red wine, making grapes a healthy berry . Yes grapes are considered to be berries.
Resveratrol is used in different treatments and studies and proved that can reducing the risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, different viral infections , degenerative disease also in preventing diabetes type 2 and can be used in treatment of asthma as well.. The biggest concentration of this powerful antioxidant is find in grapes skin.
Other benefits of grapes are found in other types of antioxidant like anthocyanins, catechins and provide ellagic acid, myricetin, quercetin, kaempferol, phytochemicals
and phenolics. Grapes provide a good source of vitamin C and potassium aside of antioxidants.
When choosing grapes, make sure are plump, firm, not falling out of the stem or wrinkled. Best is to keep grapes refrigerate in a plastic bag and don’t wash them until ready to be consumed
8 oz. of grapes contain: 58 calories, 15.8 g
carbohydrate, 0.6 g protein, 0.3 g fat, 0.9 g dietary fiber, 92 IU vitamin A, 4 mg vitamin C,
4 mcg folic acid, 2 mg sodium, 176 mg potassium, 13 mg calcium, 9 mg phosphorus, and
5 mg magnesium.
We consider grapes a superfood not only for the antioxidants but as all berries do not contain big amounts of carbohydrates .
Use fresh grapes on your salads, blend them in nutritional shakes or freeze them for a snack.