Grape Facts; How Mutch Important, Benificial And Interesting?

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.

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  • Grapes appear in many colours. White, red, black, blue, green, purple and golden.
  • There are over 8,000 grape varieties worldwide.
  • The grape appears in the top ten of the world’s favourite fruits, along with tomatoes, mangos and bananas.
  • The USA imports 25% of their grapes from Chile.
  • Grapes are botanically classed as berries.

  • The average person eats 3.6kg's of grapes a year.
  • The oldest grapevine in America is a 400 year old Scuppernong vine in North Carolina.
  • Dried grapes (raisins) contain only 15% water.
  • The production of wine from grapes started as early as 5000 BC.
  • Grapes help minimize the risk of heart attacks because they increase the levels of nitric acid in the blood which prevents blood clots.

  • Grapes are used to help cure asthma indigestion, migraine, kidn?y disease and fatigue.
  • Grapes contain low levels of ch?l?st?r?l, sodium and fat and are rich in vit?mins K and C
  • Grapes are a laxative if you eat too many.
  • Grapes are 80% water so make a good snack, low in calories.
  • On average one acre of grapes can produce around 15,000 glasses of wine.

  • The grape industry worldwide produces over 72 million tons a year.
  • The grape growing industry is the largest food based industry in the world.
  • Australia produces 1.4 billion litres of wine per year.
  • The area which has the highest concentration of wineries in the world is The Napa Valley in California, with over 200.
  • In the 1800’s many vines in Europe were destroyed by an insect which came from America.