Grapes are great! Sweet-tart, juicy, portable for snacks and don’t forget healthy. And even…trendy?
Power Fruit. There is that classic image of Kings, Queens, Goddesses and Pharaoh’s being fed grapes. Grapes seem to be a luxurious and highbrow-worthy fruit. Grapes draped in an elegant bowl makes a snappy table centerpiece. Grapes are also a high-style snack! Giant frozen Globe Grapes have been popping up as poolside snacks for guests at trendy clubs and hotels like the Delano in South Beach Miami.
Product Power. Grape seed extract supplements, grape seed fortified cereal and grape seed oil are just a few heart-healthy themed products making trendy appearances on the market. Grape seed extract is used as a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory agent.
Super fruit. Grapes are high in vitamin C, vitamin k, copper, potassium and phytosterols. One cup only has around 100 calories. Grape skins contain resveratrol, a powerful anti-oxidant also the wine antioxidant.
Choose dark skinned grapes for higher antioxidant content.
Click ahead for the complete nutrition analysis….
carbs: 27 g
protein: 1 g
vitamin A: 2% RDA
vitamin C: 27% RDA
vitamin E: 1% RDA
potassium: 8% RDA
copper: 10% RDA
vitamin K: 28% RDA
vitamin B6: 6% RDA
iron: 3% RDA
FROZEN GRAPES: Simply freeze for a few hours and serve. Healthy, trendy and fun! Globe grapes look the coolest!
A study that appeared in the Journal of Nutrition shows that eating fresh grapes may prevent the accumulation of harmful oxidized cholesterol as well as the development of atherosclerotic lesions. Naturally occurring antioxidants in fresh grapes known as polyphenols are believed to be responsible for this beneficial impact.
One polyphenol in particular, called resveratrol, has been shown to help protect against arterial wall damage by “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. Contained in the grape’s skin, resveratrol is found in grapes, grape juice, grape jelly, and wine.