Nutritional Value of Grapes

Ashwini Kulkarni Sule Dec 12, 2018
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Grapes have an exceptionally high nutritional value. Daily consumption of grapes is known to have several health benefits.
Grapes are one of the most popular fruits all over the world. Apart from their sweet, juicy taste, the other reason that makes them a favorite among masses is, its simplicity of consumption.
All you have to do is pluck a grape and pop in your mouth. Since, you don't need any cutting or peeling there is absolutely no mess. Besides this, they are loaded with myriad beneficial nutrients. Here are some nutrition facts.

Nutritional Information

Vitamins

Like most other fruits, grapes are a rich source of natural vitamins. They are a great source of vitamin C. Moreover, they also have a considerable amount of vitamin A. Additionally, small amounts of following vitamins are also found:
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin E
  • Folate
  • Pantothenic acid

Minerals

Potassium (176mg), calcium (13mg) and phosphorous (9mg) are the main mineral nutrients which grapes consist. Besides, a small amount of other minerals are also found. These include:
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc

Major Nutrients

Grapes are a great option if you are planning to lose weight. You may hesitate to consume fruits, since they are loaded with carbohydrates and sugar. However, grapes can provide you with all essential nutrients without adding weight.
Here is grapes nutritional composition per 100g.
  • Carbohydrates (18g)
  • Sugar (15g)
  • Protein (1g)
  • Fiber (1.6g)
  • Saturated fat (0.054g)
  • Mono-unsaturated fatty acids (0.007g)
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids (0.048g)

Calories

Grapes are often recommended for weight loss diet, since they provide the nutrients required by the body and yet, keep the weight under control. The calorific content of 100g i.e., 18 grapes equals to 69 calories. This is considerably low as compared to other fruits.

Health Benefits

Grapes help fight many diseases and disorders, and assist in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They have several health benefits as follows:
  • They contain antioxidants which prevent cancer, heart diseases, or even Alzheimer's disease.
  • They delay the bone loss in elderly women, due to their rich calcium content.
  • Red grapes are particularly effective in curing and preventing blood disorders.
  • They are also known to cure asthma, migraine, and constipation.
  • They are a source of instant energy, as they provide sugar which is readily absorbed in blood.
  • They promote teething in babies.
  • They relax blood vessels and reduce the problem of high blood pressure.
Nutritional value of grapes is indeed very high and the health benefits, myriad. They are abundantly available in season, and are affordable as well. Hence, include this healthy fruit in your diet to avail its innumerable health benefits.
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