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14 July ,Saturday, 2018
This small, squishy fruit, needs no introduction! The slightly sweet-tangy taste of black grapes makes it a delightful treat for palate. Well, did you know these little grapes, which you popped in every now and then, were actually building up your immunity. Interestingly, black grapes are enriched with much more nutrients and antioxidants as compared to other grape variants.
Not only is this magical fruit a powerhouse of nutrients but at the same time, its medicinal properties make it a healthy option. So here's all you need to know before you narrow down your search of finding the perfect black grapes from the supermarket. We are sure the health benefits of black grapes will certainly coax you to grab a bunch of it!
Much like the unique taste and flavour of this fruits, the story of its origin is also an interesting one! In fact, studies prove that the cultivation of black grape dates back to around 6000 years, and is said to be one of the oldest fruits to be cultivated in Europe. Black grapes belong to the Vitis vinifera family, which are further divided into two major geographical regions, the old world grapes were grown in the Southern coast of Caspian sea (near Afghanistan) whereas the new species of grapes were majorly cultivated in North Eastern America and South America. However, with the increase in the demand of this super fruit, many countries across the world are cultivating this healthy fruit.
As per research the concentration of nutrients in black grapes are far more than other grape variants. The qualities of this magical fruit makes it a superfruit. Over the years there has been a debate around its close bonded properties like berries. In fact, in some regions grapes are also considered as berries and this simply because of its rich nutritional value. What's more, you will be amazed to know that half cup of black grapes contain about 48 calories, as well as 8 grams of carbohydrates, which makes it an amazing healthy option to go for!
Black grapes can effectively reduce the risk of diabetes by regulating the insulin level. It also helps in increasing the insulin sensitivity in the body. The presence of Pterostilbene in grapes helps in reducing the sugar content in blood. Moreover, the low glycemic index of black grapes helps in maintaining a healthy balance of sugar in the body. However, it is always advised to consume grapes and berries in small quantities.
The carotenoids present in black grape help in improving eye sight. They content Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which is effective in protecting against oxidative damage of retina.
Pack with antimutagenic and antioxidant properties, the consumption of Black grapes is effective in fighting Cancerous tissues. The presence of resveratrol in Black grapes is a rich source of antioxidants and can effectively stop the growth and destroy the cancerous cells.
Making the right choices are important as it helps you gain the maximum benfitr from an ingredient. Always narrow down yopur search by choosing the grapes, which are evenly coloured and are attached to the stems. Also, avoided the ones that are bruised and infected.
Grapes usually last upto 3-5 days, and it is better to store them in a paper bag as it restores the freshmes and refrigete. Before eating wash the grapes well and enjoy!
The distinctive taste of Black grapes and its dark purplish colour makes it a perfect choice for various culinary experiments. In fact, it is one of major ingredients used to prepare wines, desserts and jams. So, we thought of giving you some great ideas to experiment with! Here are a few must try black grape recipes:
This fusion recipe is a perfect amalgamation of taste and health. Loaded with the goodness of curd, grapes and strawberry as main ingredients, this is fruity blend is a must try.
Any fruit consumed in its raw form gives maximum nutrition and so does the black grapes. This healthy juice is a perfect morning drink to go for!
This wonder fruit can add on to the taste of any delicacy, just give it a shot and enjoy its amazing health benefits! You can also add fruits like Kiwi, Dragon fruit and beetroot for a healthy diet.