Saturday, September 6, 2014

Grapes
Day 6

A Different Fruit A Day Personal Health Challenge




A grape is a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters.

The health benefits of grapes include their ability to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and the prevention of cataracts. Grapes, one of the most popular and delicious fruits, are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium.

Grapes contain flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slow down aging. Grapes, due to their high nutrient content, play an important role in ensuring a healthy and active life.

Oma loves that one of her favorite beverages – a good bottle of wine, is made from this delicious fruit. They are also the perfect “snack” when you crave something quick but sweet!

If you think about it ahead of time, you can freeze your grapes! The grapes will keep their crunchy character while the inside becomes a smooth sorbet surprise.


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