Grapes

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A grape is a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

A person with an allergy to red grapes might be allergic to the grapes themselves or to other substances on the grapes. Yeast, pesticides and mold can be found on grapes and are potential causes of an allergic reaction. Grape products often have sulfites added to them, which are another potential contaminant that can cause a reaction (Chanchellor, 2014).

Common Uses:

Commercially cultivated grapes can usually be classified as either table or wine grapes, based on their intended method of consumption: eaten raw (table grapes) or used to make wine (wine grapes). While almost all of them belong to the same species, Vitis vinifera, table and wine grapes have significant differences, brought about through selective breeding (Wikipedia, nd).

Amount Per 1 cup (92 g)
Calories 62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 176 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 16 g 5%
Dietary fiber 0.8 g 3%
Sugar 15 g [≈ Amount of ethanol defined as one standard drink in the U.S., 13.7 grams]
Protein 0.6 g 1%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0 µg Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 1%

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