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White or red grapes: what’s the difference?

White or red grapes: what’s the difference?

White, red or blue – a number of different grape varieties exists but what are the differences between the individual grapes? Today we reveal whether white or red grapes are the better choice.

They differ mainly in terms of taste. White grapes have a somewhat sour taste, while the red or blue varieties taste sweeter.

In terms of nutritional value, minerals and vitamins, very few differences can be identified. All grape varieties consist mainly of water and have a relatively high fructose content. The sweeter the flavour, the more fructose they contain. Nevertheless, eaten in small quantities, they make for a healthy snack and are almost fat-free.

Are white or red grapes healthier?

Grapes contain valuable phytochemicals such as resveratrol and OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins). These are antioxidants, which means that they counteract the free radicals that damage the cells in our body. They thus protect against vascular damage, for example, and can prevent cardiovascular disease.

This is another difference determined by the colour of the grapes: red and blue varieties contain more antioxidants than white grapes as the dark blue pigment (anthocyanin) acts as a particularly strong radical scavenger. So if you want to do that little bit more for your health, think about red or blue grapes.

By the way, the pips and skin of red grapes contain particularly high levels of resveratrol and OPCs, the valuable antioxidants mentioned above. This is also where most of the fibre is located. Grapes are therefore best eaten or processed with the pips and skin.

Have fun snacking!

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