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Grape Nutrition

Grape Nutrition Grape nutrition contains an excellent and unique source of phytonutrients which are extremely beneficial to our health.

  • Grapes contain health giving phytonutrients which are mostly condensed in their skin, stems and seeds.

  • Red grape nutrition contains a phytonutrient called a flavonoid. This is what gives grapes their dark red colour and they are beneficial at reducing harmful blood clots and protecting free radical damage to cells and tissues.

  • Grape juice protects you from "bad" LDL cholesterol. Too much of this type of cholesterol is dangerous because it causes the arteries to become clogged and then can cause heart disease and stroke.

  • The French Paradox is a term used to describe the French diet being high in animal fat but low in heart disease. This is thought to be because of the health benefits from red wine consumption (made from grapes).

  • The polyphenols which are found in grape nutrition (and especially the grapes' skin) provide excellent health benefits such as - the reduction of vascular damage, decreased activity of of a hormone called "angiotensin", which can cause blood vessel constriction.

  • Grape phytochemicals such as resveratrol (a type of antioxidant), has been linked to inhibiting any cancer, heart disease, degenerative nerve disease, viral infections and mechanisms of Alzheimers disease.

  • Red wine is well known for its health benefits. Saponins are a phytonutrient which is found in the grapes' waxy skin and dissolves into the wine during the fermentation process.

    Saponins are thought to bind to and prevent the absorption of cholesterol into the body and are also thought to calm down inflammation pathways which could contribute to heart disease and cancer.

  • Grape nutrition also contains pterostilbene, which is a powerful antioxidant that is known to fight cancer and may lower cholesterol levels.

  • Evidence suggests grapes and grape juice offers considerable cardiovascular benefits.

  • One cup of grapes contains around 104 calories.



    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF GRAPES:

    Grapes, red or green (European type, such as Thompson seedless), raw

    Refuse: 4%  (Stems)
    Scientific Name:  Vitis vinifera
    NDB No: 09132 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup
    -------
    151g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    121.62
    Energy
    kcal
    104
    Energy
    kJ
    435
    Protein
    g
    1.09
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.24
    Ash
    g
    0.72
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    27.33
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    1.4
    Sugars, total
    g
    23.37
    Sucrose
    g
    0.23
    Glucose (dextrose)
    g
    10.87
    Fructose
    g
    12.28
    Lactose
    g
    0.00
    Maltose
    g
    0.00
    Galactose
    g
    0.00
    Starch
    g
    0.00
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    15
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    0.54
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    11
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    30
    Potassium, K
    mg
    288
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    3
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.11
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.192
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.107
    Fluoride, F
    mcg
    11.8
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    0.2
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    16.3
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.104
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.106
    Niacin
    mg
    0.284
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.076
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.130
    Folate, total
    mcg
    3
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    3
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    3
    Choline, total
    mg
    8.5
    Betaine
    mg
    0.2
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    5
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    59
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    2
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    100
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    109
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    0.29
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Tocopherol, beta
    mg
    0.00
    Tocopherol, gamma
    mg
    0.11
    Tocopherol, delta
    mg
    0.00
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    22.0
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.082
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.000
    14:0
    g
    0.002
    16:0
    g
    0.069
    18:0
    g
    0.009
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.011
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.011
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.072
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.056
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.017
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Phytosterols
    mg
    6
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.017
    Threonine
    g
    0.033
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.017
    Leucine
    g
    0.033
    Lysine
    g
    0.041
    Methionine
    g
    0.014
    Cystine
    g
    0.015
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.029
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.015
    Valine
    g
    0.033
    Arginine
    g
    0.196
    Histidine
    g
    0.033
    Alanine
    g
    0.033
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.057
    Glutamic acid
    g
    0.122
    Glycine
    g
    0.024
    Proline
    g
    0.121
    Serine
    g
    0.033
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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