Grapes are fleshy rounded fruits that grow in bunches. The pulp is white or purple and has a sweet taste. They are consumed as fresh fruit or juice and much of their harvest is used in the production of wines and musts, while oil is extracted from their seed kernel. They contain various minerals and vitamins, and are thought to have antioxidant and anti-cancer qualities.
Grapes make an exceptional table fruit, besides being able to be combined with other fruits in salads.
The nutrients offered by grapes include Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, as well as minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, folic acid, glucose and fructose.
Grapes are a powerful natural antioxidant; they contain a good amount of free radicals, in addition to phenolic compounds, which are excellent for cancer treatment. They contain polyphenols, which help prevent cardiovascular disease. Daily consumption of grape juice helps lower blood pressure.
They also contain strong antiviral and antibacterial properties, which help prevent various infections in the body.
Grapes in Chile
Agricom is a major producer and exporter of different grape varieties. We are able to keep high quality standards, presentation and size for world markets demanding seedless varieties.