A grape is a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis.Grapes can be eaten fresh as table grapes or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grapeseed extract, raisins, vinegar
Grapes are known as ‘The Queen of Fruits’, and are categorized into three variants based on their color – red, green, and black/blue. This wonderful and flavorful fruit not only adds vibrancy and appeal to your food but is also very beneficial. Grapes contain immunity-boosting vitamin C, simple sugars that provide instant energy, and antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory.
Other Names- Angoor (Hindi), Draksha Pandu (Telugu), Draksha Pazham (Tamil), Munthiri (Malayalam), Drakshi (Kannada), Dhraksh (Gujarati), and Draksha (Marathi).
Grapes contain powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols. These are thought to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. One of these is resveratrol. It is found in the skins of red grapes.
Laboratory studies have suggested that resveratrol may be able to slow or prevent the growth of tumors in lymph, liver, stomach, breast, colon, skin cancer, and leukemia.
2) Heart health
Grapes contain fiber and potassium, both of which support heart health. A high potassium intake has been associated with a reduced risk of stroke, protection against loss of muscle mass, and preservation of bone mineral density.
3) Blood pressure
Increasing potassium intake may help reduce the negative effects of too much sodium in the diet.
Grapes have a high potassium content. This suggests they can help reduce the effects of sodium in people with high blood pressure.
Fiber is important for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, including heart health and blood pressure. Grapes are a good source of fiber.
Grapes contain water and fiber. These can help people stay hydrated, keep bowel movements regular, and reduce the risk of constipation.
5) Eye health
Grapes contain the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help maintain eye health. They are thought to neutralize unstable molecules known as free radicals. In this way, they may reduce oxidative stress and damage to the retina, and help prevent cataracts and other conditions.