Vitis. Vitaceae family. Grapes come in several colours, from golden yellow to red, violet, and black. Composed of berries 6-25 mm in size. Basic ingredient for wine and several alcoholic beverages. Within each berry are 2-6 seeds. Green, sweet, gelatinous, and tender flesh.
Recommendations for use
Table fruit, candied, dried, pastries, fruit salad, accompaniment. In general, all grapes combine well with cheese.
Refrigerate, although it is convenient to take them out of the refrigerator one hour before consumption.
Contains sulphites: May cause allergic reactions for some people.
Optimal temperature: 0º C Relative humidity: 90 - 95%
CULTIVAR ORIGIN AND VARIETIES
Muscatel, Aledo, Thompson seedless, Victoria, Alphonse Lavallee, Black Gem, Bonheur, Dan Ben Hannah, Dauphine, Imperial Seedless, Italia, La Rochelle, Red Globe, Sugraone, Superior Seedless.
There are two main types of nutrients: sugars, primarily glucose and fructose, most abundant in white grapes and vitamins. Their richness in sugars makes them one of the most calorie-heavy fruits.
Due to its fibre content, the grape is a mild laxative. In case of constipation, it is recommended to consume unpeeled, seeded grapes, because that is where one will find the substances that improve intestinal mobility and help regulate bodily functions. They have a diuretic effect.