Do you think it makes a difference in the color as to which is healthiest?
FOOD, Health — By admin on June 22, 2011 5:24 pm
is a variety of grapes in the market. Different tastes(sour, sweet),
different colors(black, red, green) have different nutritional and
Sour grapes can increase saliva production and improve digestion.
Sweet grapes can nourish our blood and increase our energy. The
varieties and their maturity determines the taste of grapes. During
summer, the high temperature will cause dysfunction in our metabolism,
endocrine system and temperature regulation. We can eat sour grapes to
quench the thirst, increase the appetite, and relieve dry mouth. Whereas
sweet grapes can nourish the chi and blood. Sweet grapes also nourish
the liver and kidneys. Regular consumption can strengthen our body,
reduce coughing caused by lung disease, and reduce night sweat.
Purple grapes: rich in anthocyanins and flavonoids(powerful
antioxidants to resist and eliminate free radicals). Can prevent aging,
reduce skin wrinkles and improve eyesight.
Black grapes: the mineral content of potassium, magnesium and calcium
is higher than other grapes. Most of the minerals are in the form of
organic acid, thus very important in maintaining the body’s ion balance.
Can reduce, fatigue, anxiety, headache, neuralgia and depression.
Red grapes soften blood vessels, promote circulation and prevent
thrombosis. Cardiovascular patients should eat more red grapes. Can
Green grapes turn white color when they are mature. White grapes are
good for people with respiratory disease, coughing and bad skin
Grapes are rich in polyphenolic phytochemical
Resveratrol is one of the powerful anti-oxidant, which has been found
to play a protective role against cancers of colon and prostate,
coronary heart disease (CHD), degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer's
disease and viral/ fungal infections.
risk by altering the molecular mechanisms in the blood vessels. It
does so firstly
by reducing susceptibility of blood vessel damage through
decreased activity of angiotensin (a systemic hormone causing blood
vessel constriction that would otherwise elevate blood pressure) and
through increased production of the vasodilator substance, nitric oxide
(a beneficial compound that causes relaxation of blood vessels).
Anthocyanins are another class of polyphenolic
anti-oxidants present abundantly in the red grapes. These
phyto-chemicals have been found to have an anti-allergic,
anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, as well as anti-cancer activity.
a type of flavonoid tannin group of anti-oxidants, found in the
white/green varieties have also shown to possess these
Grapes are rich source of
micronutrient minerals like copper, iron and manganese. Copper and
manganese are an essential co-factor of antioxidant enzyme, superoxide
dismutase. Iron is especially concentrated more in raisins.
100 g of fresh grapes contain about 191 mg of health
benefiting electrolyte, potassium.
They are an also good source
vitamin A, vitamin K, carotenes, B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine,
riboflavin, and thiamin.
Doesn't make so much of a difference in "healthiest" as it does in health benefits.
I like green grapes the best. I think as long as you're eating fruits and veggies you'll benefit either way.
Quoting michiganmom116:Doesn't make so much of a difference in "healthiest" as it does in health benefits.
Good article, and after reading it, I'd agree with this comment.
I like green ones
Thanks for the list! I love black grapes
I love grapes..don't matter the color.
I like them all. Mt favorite is to take green ones and freeze them and eat them like that.
I got some scuppernog grapes last week in my farm to table basket. They were delicious.
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