What are they?
Grapes are basically one type of berries which are grown on a vine. Their history dated back to the 6500 B.C. in some Eastern European countries such as Georgia and Armenia. There are old some types of grapes which are native to America- namely the Concord grape.
This is one of the fruits that are consumed the most. Each year, there are about 70 million tons of grapes are harvested all over the world. Some types of grapes are sweet, some are sour, but they all have the crunchy texture.
Grapes are abundant in many strong and power antioxidants substances such as flavonoids and phytonutrient resveratrol, which will help our body fight against free radical damage and prevent the action and development of many harmful enzymes1.
One of the most well-known benefits of grapes is that they offer many cardiovascular benefits. First, they help out cells from rapid oxygen damage. Second, they support the smooth circulation of blood flow. Thirdly, these fruits help to maintain healthy blood pressure.
Another significant benefit of grapes is that they help to slow down the process of ageing and help us age gracefully.
How to use them?
- This is one of the most versatile fruits which you can enjoy in many forms: from eating fresh one to dried form called raisin and wine.
- Fruit salad: You can mix grapes with many kinds of other fruits to make fruit salad such as Strawberries, Blackberries and Blueberries salad or Melon and grape salad.
- Side salads: You can also add them to some other salads such as chicken or seafood salad.
- Toppings: Try adding grapes to your yoghurt for extra sweet flavour. You can also use grapes as topping for some cakes. Or simply mixing grapes to your bar of cakes and muffins.
- Grape juice: Make grape juice as a healthy drink for you instead of drinking soda.
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