Known as the “Fruit of God”, this organic superfood have been a part of civilization since the earliest time. Its sweet, tart flavor and distinctive texture have made grapes a well-loved fruit oozing with healthful and high quality nutrients.
An organic superfood that is rich in Vitamin B2 and K as well as copper, potassium and iron. Grape also contains dietary fibers and natural sugar. Although classified as a low GI (Glycemic Index) food, it gives out a better sugar benefits to enhance insulin regulation and balance. This organic superfood is also packed with excellent level of phytonutrients that includes phenolic acids, flavonoids, carotenoids, and stilbenes.
Grape is also the best source of resveratrol, a polyphenol compound with powerful antioxidant to protect your body against heart disease and cancer. It can protect your heart by relaxing the walls of your blood vessels, thus allowing a high volume of blood to flow throughout your body. This increases nutrients and oxygen supply to all your body cells. Resveratrol also gets rid of free radicals that damages your brain, protects your skin from UV rays of the sun and reduce your blood sugar level.
A true organic superfood that have grown wild since prehistoric time. Grapes were cultivated over 8000 years ago and thought to have originated in the Caspian Sea. Referred to as the ”fruit of the vine” in numerous Biblical stories and depicted in hieroglyphics on burial tombs in ancient Egypt.
It was the Spaniards who introduced grapes to the United States in the early 17th century. The fruits were planted at Spanish missions in the Southwest. It was in the central valley of California where grapes really flourished due its favorable climate and the absence of insects that commonly prey on grapes. Today, California produces 90% of commercially grown table grapes in the United States.
Safety and health concerns. Conventionally grown grapes are in the top 12 dirtiest foods with heavy pesticide residues that poses health risks. It’s best that you buy organically grown grapes from your local farmers market. Taken in moderation, this organic superfood is safe for most individuals. Caution should be observed when taking grapes as a medication in long term use, particularly for pregnant and lactating women, including persons with bleeding conditions. May cause nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and headaches to those with allergic reaction to grapes.
Grape fact: Do you know that worldwide production of grapes averages 150 trillion pounds per year? … Amazing Grapes!
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The article written here is for educational purpose only and is not meant to provide any medical advice. If you have an illness or medical condition, it would be best to consult first with your health care provider or family physician before undertaking any course of treatment.
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