Grapes 250g

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Description

One of the most popular among the regularly featuring table fruits, grapes are widely considered as the “Queen of fruits” since earlier times for their wholesome nutritional qualities.

These tiny berries of European and Mediterranean origin are the storehouse of numerous health-promoting phytonutrients such as polyphenolic antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. No wonder why we fond of them in our diet; be it as fresh table fruits, dry fruits (raisins), juice, or simply in salads!

Health Benefits of Grapes

  1. Grapes are rich in polyphenolic phytochemical compound resveratrol. Resveratrol is one of the powerful anti-oxidant which has been found to play a protective role against cancers of the colon and prostate, coronary heart disease (CHD), degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and viral/ fungal infections.
  2. Resveratrol reduces stroke risk by altering the molecular mechanisms inside the blood vessels. It does so, firstly by reducing the susceptibility of the blood vessel through decreased activity of angiotensin (a systemic hormone causing blood vessel constriction that would otherwise elevate blood pressure) and secondly, through increased production of vasodilator substance, nitric oxide (a beneficial compound that causes relaxation of blood vessels).
  3. Anthocyanins are another class of polyphenolic antioxidants present abundantly in red grapes. These phytochemicals have been found to have an anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, as well as anti-cancer activity.
  4. Catechins, a type of flavonoid tannin group of anti-oxidants, discovered in the white/green varieties have also shown to possess these health-protective functions.
  5. Also, the berries are very low in calories. 100 g fresh grapes just provide 69 calories but zero cholesterol levels.
  6. Grapes are a rich source of micronutrient minerals like copper, iron, and manganese. Copper and manganese are an essential cofactor of the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is especially concentrated in raisins. Besides, 100 g of fresh grapes contain about 191 mg of health benefiting electrolyte, potassium.
  7. They are an also good source of vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-K, carotenes, B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, riboflavin, and thiamin.

 

Grapes, red or green (European type, Thompson seedless), Nutritive Value per 100 g, ORAC Value 3,277.

(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Principle Nutrient Value Percent of RDA
Energy 69 Kcal 3.5%
Carbohydrates 18 g 14%
Protein 0.72 g 1%
Total Fat 0.16 g 0.5%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g 2%
Vitamins
Folates 2 µg 0.5%
Niacin 0.188 mg 1%
Pantothenic acid 0.050 mg 1%
Pyridoxine 0.086 mg 7.5%
Riboflavin 0.070 mg 5%
Thiamin 0.069 mg 6%
Vitamin-A 66 IU 3%
Vitamin-C 10.8 mg 18%
Vitamin E 0.19 mg 1%
Vitamin K 14.6 µg 12%
Electrolytes
Sodium 0% 1 mg
Potassium 191 mg 4%
Minerals
Calcium 10 mg 1%
Copper 0.127 mg 14%
Iron 0.36 mg 4.5%
Magnesium 7 mg 2%
Manganese 0.071 mg 3%
Zinc 0.07 mg 0.5%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-α 1 µg
Carotene-ß 39 µg
Crypto-xanthin-ß 0 µg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 72 µg

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Weight

250gm, 500gm