Grapes are called the fruits of the plant of the genus Vitis, and from a botanical point of view, it comes with strawberry fruits. The cultivation of grapes, viewed historically, began around 6000-8000 years ago in the Middle East.
The grapes can be consumed raw (fresh), dried-in the form of raisins, processed in the form of drinks (wine, broth, etc.), as well as in the form of jellies and jams. Along with the wine production are also produced vinegar, grape juice, grape seed oil and grape seed extract. The vine leaves are used in many dishes and recipes for example – stuffed vine leaves, which are a traditional Bulgarian dish. Due to its accessibility and its widespread use, it was used as a food, medicine, cure for relaxation and a natural raw material for wine. There are many different types of grapes in color and taste in the world.
What does the grape contain?
When the fruits are ripen well, they contain a high amount of sugar. This sugar content is much higher than most fruits. The sugar found in grape glucose and fructose enters the bloodstream easily and is quickly absorbed by the body.
The grapes contain vitamins: A, B6, C, B, B12, D, folic acid, manganese, potassium, copper, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, iron, selenium. It also contains saponin, which helps to reduce the absorption of cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. In addition, the grape zipper and its seeds contain resveratrol, which keeps the heart muscle flexible and healthy.
Health Benefits of Eating Grapes
Thanks to its antioxidant action, you will generally enjoy a healthy heart. Drinking a few glasses of grape juice helps reduce the risk of colon and breast cancer. It is also interesting that the extracts in the grapes inhibit the growth of 14 different types of harmful bacteria, which are common in human intestines and stomach. The presence of resveratrol in red grapes prevents signs of aging and other skin problems. Resveratrol in the fruit helps to increase blood flow to the brain and thus speed up mental reactions. The overall effect of the grapes is also on the eyesight. Another useful feature of grape juice is that it is a faithful ally for the treatment of migraines at home.
This tasty fruit plays an important role in impaired digestion, relieving burning and healing of inflammation of the stomach. Due to the presence of organic acids, sugar and cellulose, grapes are a good laxative. It is a good choice for food when you are constipated.
Red grapes have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties that help very well with infections. One interesting fact is that the regular consumption of grapes a day chases fatigue away. Light grape juice gives us the necessary amount of iron in the body and prevents the feeling of fatigue. Dark grapes reduce the levels of iron.
Certainly grapes remain one of the most loved and liked fruits for many of us. It deserves its place in a healthy diet.
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