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    Grapes are small round or oval berries that feature semi-translucent flesh encased by a smooth skin. Some contain edible seeds while others are seedless. Like blueberries, grapes are often covered by a protective, whitish bloom. Grapes that are eaten as is or used in a recipe are called table grapes and as opposed to wine grapes (used in viniculture) or raisin grapes (used to make dried fruit). Better blood sugar balance, better insulin regulation, and increased insulin sensitivity have been connected with intake of grape juices, grape extracts, and individual phytonutrients found in grapes.

    Irrespective of the type of grape you eat, you can be assured that they are choke full of essential vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B and Folate. A four Oz serving of grapes can contain anywhere close to 20-25% of your daily required serving of Vitamin C. Other minerals found in grapes are Copper, Zinc, Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron and Selenium.

    It has been studied that drinking red wine can reduce the risk of lung cancer by 13%, owing to high concentration of antioxidants like resveratrol. You can get the same benefit from eating purple grapes on daily basis, if you don’t want to drink red wine.