Grapes are deciduous plant occurring in the varied climatic condition and often refer to the perennial vine. Due to the high nutrition content and pleasing taste people around the globe have been cultivating grapes long time back. It is estimated that the cultivation of grapes was done before 8,000 years ago. Grapes are aesthetically compelling and remain as one of the centers of attraction around the globe.
Grapes are broadly classified into two types one is the table grapes and other is wine grapes. Table grapes are eaten in raw whereas wine grapes are consumed by making the wine. A grower of the table grapes uses the large seedless variety mostly from the vegetative propagation whereas for making the wine cultivators use the variety with the seed in it. Further, the outer covering of the grapes used for making wine is thicker than the table grapes.
Grapes require around 160 days to complete the cycle of the flower, and set fruit and grows in 20 to 50-degrees latitude above and below the equator. Grapes can grow normally in the temperate climate and tends to avoid the freezing cold and serine heat.
The resin is widely consumed around the globe and is manufactured by lifting the grapes air dry for weeks in the field after ripening. Recently, due to the massive use of pesticides in the grapes. The resins are not considered safe for consumption during the pregnancy.
Health Benefits of Eating Grapes are:
1. Preventing Infection
Grapes have the strong antibacterial quality preventing any kind of infection from bacteria and virus. Usually, the bacterial infection in the gut can be prevented by regular consumption of grapes.
2. Healthy Bone
Due to the content of micronutrient like the copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, Calcium can prevent the occurrence of osteoporosis.
Grapes contain the higher amount of the water, which helps in reducing constipation. Further, fiber in the grape facilitates the bowel movement.
4. Preventing Cataracts
The antioxidant named the flavonoids present in the grapes has the properties to prevent cataracts.
The innate polyphenols in the grape act as the potent antioxidant preventing the certain cancer occurrence. Cancer like that in lungs, pancreatic, prostate, colon, etc. can be prevented by regular consumption of the grape and byproduct of grapes.
6. Energy Boost Up
Due to the high content of carbohydrate that is more than eighteen percent they are effective in the energy boosting.
Due to the high hydration power grapes increasing the moisture content of the lungs it can be beneficial for anyone suffering from Asthma.
8. Lowering Cholesterol
The chemical Pterostilbene in the grape helps in the reduction of the cholesterol in the blood.
9. Boost the Cognitive Power
Regular consumption of the grapes is found to boost the cognitive power.