Table Grape Facts

 

Table Grape Facts

We grow 12 different varieties of table grape so we have grapes from the end of February to the start of May.  We were lucky enough to source some varieties in the early 90’s that are no longer commercially available.  These grapes are unique and taste wonderful.

  • Table grapes are intended for eating while they are fresh, as opposed to wine grapes. 
  • Many people believed that grapes had healing properties, even before there was any evidence of this.
  • We now know there is a nutrient in the skin of grapes that has been found to fight breast, colon and liver cancers.
  • Grapes also help prevent heart disease and have shown anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Grapes have very low amounts of fat, and contain amounts of vitamin A, C, calcium and iron.
  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg believed that grapes had amazing healing properties. In 1870, at his famous health clinic, he would prescribe 10 to 14 pounds of grapes per day - and nothing else - to cure patients of high blood pressure.