Green Grapevine. Scientific name: Vitis vinifera. Common name: European grapevine, Grapes. The grapevine is a vine cultivated worldwide for its edible berries (grapes) that are eaten fresh or pressed to make wine or grape juice. The green grape is a sweet fruit that grows in bunches. The fruit makes a popular snack, both because of its sweet flavor But green grapes are more than just a convenient snack. They’re also packed with vitamins and minerals that help keep your body strong.
An important by-product of the grape crop are the leaves and shoots that are pruned once a year for crop management. These crop residues form a continuum of decreasing feeding value, ranging from fresh green leaves to dry woody shoots (canes). Grape leaves and vine shoots have been used traditionally to feed livestock in vineyards
Green grapes offer many health benefits. Here are just a few advantages of making green grapes part of your regular diet:
Grapes contain a chemical compound called resveratrol. Studies have shown that resveratrol can help your body metabolize fatty acids, increase your energy level, and improve your overall metabolism, all of which can help with weight loss. Grapes also contain lots of flavonoids, a strong type of antioxidant that some studies show can help you maintain a healthy weight.
Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure affects more people. One way to control high blood pressure is to eat foods that are rich in potassium. Potassium binds to the sodium in your bloodstream, helping to flush it out of your system. Green grapes are packed with potassium and fiber, which can help lower high blood pressure by regulating your cardiovascular system.
Like many fruits, green grapes are packed with vitamins and minerals. Most notable are their high levels of Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Green grapes also contain:
- Vitamin B6