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Grapes

Once upon a time... there was the grape


This is one of the oldest known types of fruit.

Fossil imprints confirm that it existed in Europe from the Tertiary period.

However, for many centuries it was grown only for making wine, as we can learn from Greek mythology and the worship of Dionysius.

It was not until the 17th Century that table grapes appeared on sideboards at the court of Louis XIV.

How to choose grapes


Choose bunches that are not too tightly packed.

The grapes should be firm and blemish-free with no soft parts or wrinkles.

The bloom - the white skin that the grape produces to protect itself from the sun, is a sign of freshness.

The stalk should be green, supple and brittle, but should not be dry.

Grapes will keep for up to five days in the vegetable drawer in the fridge.

Grapes seasons calendar


Nutrition & Health


Grapes are among the most energy-giving fruits, 

containing 72 kcal/100g, which is, however, less than bananas.

They’re a great supplier of energy.

100 gr of grape = 72 Kcal

Nutritional values of grapes

Proteins : 0.6g

Lipids : 0.6g

Carbohydrates : 16g

Their high carbohydrate content is well used by the organism due to the presence of B vitamins, which help to assimilate the carbohydrates and to ensure that the nervous and muscle systems are in good working order.

They contain polyphenols, which have antioxidant effects that help to regulate the level of bad cholesterol.