Grapes

Grapes are not just a delicious fruit snack, if you freeze them the make great ice cubes to cool your drink without making it watery. Of course, it’s a good idea to use organic grapes for that, because conventional grapes belong to the dirty dozen of most contaminated vegetables.

Some interesting facts about grapes:

  • There are 60 species and around 8,000 varieties of grapes that can be found throughout the world today.
  • One grape vine usually produces 40 clusters of grapes.
  • Grapes belong to the group of berries.
  • One cluster contains an average of 75 berries.
  • It takes 2.5 pounds of grapes for the production of one bottle of wine.
  • Grapes consist of 80% water. If they become raisins the water content is just 15%.
  • Grapevine leaves are edible and full of nutrients.

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Health benefits

Grapes are rich in fibre. Fibres...

  • are important for a proper intestinal function
  • contribute to satiety and thus in maintaining a healthy weight
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