scintro GRAPES
   Description   Nutritional Value   Health Benefits   Varieties   Botanical Facts   Select and Store   Uses   Nutrition Chart   Web Reference  

Grapes    Description Top of Page

FAMILY: Vitaceae
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vitis species

Grapes are small round to oval berry fruit, growing in clusters. Grapes have very thin smooth skin, with translucent juicy flesh.The color of the skin can vary from black, purple to yellowish green.

Grapes    Nutritional Value Top of Page

Grapes are good source of Vitamin C.
Grapes are good source of phyto chemicals.

Grapes    Health Benefits Top of Page
Phytochemicals which are rich in grapes may help to reduce heart diseases and prevent cancer.
Grapes    Varieties Top of Page
Many varieties of grapes are available world wide. Concord, Thompson, Red Globe and crimson are some common varieties.
Grapes    Botanical Facts Top of Page
Grape vines do well in a variety of soil. Grape vines are propagated from grafts rather than from seed. Three to five years is required for a optimal yield. Pruning and proper care are very important for maintaining the yield and quality of the fruit.
Grapes    Select and Store Top of Page
Look for grapes that are fresh, smooth, plump and firmly attached to the stem. Store them in the refrigerator. Fresh grapes will keep well for three to five days.
Grapes    Uses Top of Page
Fresh sweet grapes are usually eaten out of hand. Some varieties made into jams, jellies, juices and wine or dried into raisins.
Grapes    Nutrition chart Top of Page

* Amount in 100 grams of edible portion

ENERGY (kilocalories) 67
WATER(grams) 81.30
FAT(grams) 0.35
PROTEIN(grams) 0.63
CARBOHYDRATES(grams) 17.15
FIBER(grams) 0.9
Fat Soluble:
Vitamin A (mcg-RAE) 5
Vitamin D -
Vitamin E (mg) 0.19
Vitamin K (mcg) 14.6
Water Soluble:
Vitamin C (mg) 4.0
Vitamin B
Riboflavin (mg) 0.057
Pyridoxine(B6) (mg) 0.11
Calcium 14
Iron 0.29
Magnesium 5
Phosphorus 10
Potassium 191
Sodium 2
Zinc 0.04
Copper 0.04
Manganese 0.718
Grapes    Web reference Top of Page
California Table Grape Commission

The University of Georgia -- Mark's page

Pennsylvania State University -- Wine grape network