Nutrition

 

People think of grapes as a fun snack, or kids’ food, but everyone benefits from the nutritional qualities.

One serving of grapes (1 ½ cups) provides 25% of the daily requirement of Vitamin C and serves as a source of fiber, Vitamin A, calcium and iron.

Eating grapes often is a smart health move.

Resveratrol, found primarily in the skin of grapes, has been found, in preliminary studies, to fight breast, liver and colon cancer. As well, resveratrol is believed to help reduce heart disease.

 

The International Cancer Institute recommends you eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.

Research shows that people who eat 5 or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables have half the cancer risk than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables.

 

As little as three-fourths of a cup of whole grapes equals one full serving of fruit.