I must admit, I prefer grapes in the form of wine. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyed in other forms right.
Four Facts on Grape Nutrition:
- The highest concentration of nutrients and antioxidants in grapes exist in the skin and the seed.
- Grapes, both in their whole form and as wine, contain the antioxidant reservatrol. Reservatrol is one of those “sexy” antioxidants that may play a role in longevity.
- Grapes may reduce risk for inflammation by lowering pro inflammatory messaging of certain molecules (i.e., IL-6, IL-1B, & tnf-alpha).
- Grapes provide many cardiovascular benefits including the ability to regulate blood pressure and cholesterol, and reducing (bad) LDL cholesterol.
Store ripe grapes in the refrigerator. It’s best to wash only right before you eat. Grapes should last about 5 days in the refrigerator.