The Importance of Grapes in Human Nutrition

Grape is one of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world. It has been an important source of food for humanity with very different evaluation forms from history to the present. Grape, which is one of the most consumed fruits in our country, is consumed fresh or dried as a snack during the winter months, can be squeezed and drunk or consumed by making compote. Wine, vinegar and molasses can be made from its fruit. Different types of pulp and walnut sausage can be prepared locally from grapes.

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The Importance of Grapes in Human Nutrition

Grapes and grape products are extremely useful foodstuffs for human health. Numerous studies are conducted in our country and in the world on the positive effects of these products on human health. It gives energy to people with glucose and fructose in the grape structure. In addition, it is an extremely beneficial fruit for health with its vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and phenological compounds. Despite its high calorie content, grapes are an ideal dietary food because they contain very low amounts of fat and protein.

Grapes help to strengthen the human immune system and regulate kidney and liver functions. Grape and its products relieve anemia and contribute to blood purification. Studies have shown that grapes help regulate digestion and that the resveratrol found in grapes protects the body against cancer, and that the phenol compounds in grapes also protect against heart diseases. Grapes also contribute to the strengthening of the structure of the skin, which is damaged due to environmental factors (sun rays, stress, smoking, etc.). At the beginning of its most important benefits, it has antioxidant properties that fight free radicals that cause the most damage to the body.

Grapes and grape products that have been consumed for thousands of years in our country have not received their real value in food consumption. It is necessary to increase the amount of grapes and their products, which have many benefits on human health, in the daily food requirement. Information on the nutritional content of grapes (fresh and raisins) is given below.

The Consist of Grape

Grapes (fresh)

100 gr. grapes (fresh)

Calorie 73 kcal.
Protein 0,7 gr.
Fat 0,3 gr.
Carbohydrate 16,9 gr.
Water 81,3 gr.
Potassium 183 mgr.
Calcium 15 mgr.
Phosphorus 20 mgr.
Vitamin A 5 mgr.
Vitamin B 0,08 mgr.
Vitamin C 4 mgr.


100 gr. raisins

Calorie 269 kcal.
Protein 2,3 gr.
Fat 0,5 gr.
Carbohydrate 64 gr.
Water 24,2 gr.
Sodium 144 mgr.
Potassium 630 mgr.
Calcium 31 mgr.
Phosphorus 100 mgr.
Magnesium 65 mgr.
Iron 2,7 mgr.
Vitamin A 15 micrograms.
Vitamin B 0,2 mgr.
Vitamin C 1 mgr.

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