Did you know, red grapes contain fewer calories than green grapes? They can be used to make red wine, jams, jellies, grape juice, or consumed just raw. Red grapes contain Vitamins A, C, B6, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, folate, magnesium, and selenium. All these nutrients can benefit your body tremendously.
These are the top 5 health benefits of grapes
- Grapes have protective antioxidant properties.
- It may support heart health (provides both fiber and potassium, which are helpful in their support of heart function including blood pressure.
- It may support eye health
- It may boost brain power
- It may help manage blood sugar
Grapes are a moderate sugar food providing 15g of carbohydrates per 100g. Because these are naturally occurring sugars as opposed to ‘free’ sugars, when eaten in their whole form, you don’t need to worry about cutting down on them.
Grapes also have a low glycaemic index, which is the measure of how quickly a food (when eaten on its own) raises your blood sugar levels. In addition to this some of the natural compounds in grapes, like resveratrol, appear to have a beneficial effect on blood sugar management.
The nutritional profile of grapes
An 80g serving of grapes (green) provides:
- 50Kcal /210KJ
- 0.6g Protein
- 0.2g Fat
- 12.2g Carbohydrates
- 12.2g Sugars
- 1.0g Fibre
- 174mg Potassium
- 5mcg Folate
- 2mg Vit C