GREEK GRAPE : In dried form from 4G
The grape, a separate element in our ecclesiastical tradition, seems to have a fairly old history. The earliest references are in the Homeric epics. The Homer proclaims his virtues, but at the same time he condemns his abuse. The heroes’ symposiums dominate the consumption of grapes in both the Odyssey and the Iliad.
Hieroglyphic inscriptions make references to the vine, while various wall paintings represent people cultivating vines and gathering grapes. These icons and scriptures date back to 2500 BC.
For man’s nutrition man used grapes from the time of brass. According to mythology, God Dionysus brought it from Asia and gained a great place in the life of ancient Greece, which both Dionysus and his famous ceremonies associated exclusively with the grape and one of his products, wine. Around the 15th century BC the cultivation of the vineyard began to spread and was one of the foundations of the economy of the place, as the currencies represent the coins.
Grape is called “happy creation of nature”. 100 grams of grapes yield 80kcal. It is rich in potassium and vitamins A, B and C, while their peel contains the valuable herbal ingredient resveratrol. They also contain: Flavonoids, also known as Vitamin P, which, in addition to carotenoid action, are used in the treatment of various infections.
The grape also strengthens estrogen levels, fights germs, increases zinc absorption, resulting in faster wound healing, better taste and smell, digestion, sexual ability, prevention of arterial hypertension, inhibition of prostatic hypertrophy.
Anti-inflammatory activity: inhibits the release of histamine and prostaglandin, which are responsible for inflammation.
Anti-allergic action: Allergy sufferers report considerable relief with the use of grape extract.
Anti-inflammatory effect: Bioflavonoids help heal ulcers by reducing histamine secretion.
Protective action: 1-2 glasses of red wine during meals has a protective effect against heart disease. Bioflavonoids protect cellular DNA from oxidative damage.
Improving action: people taking bioflavonoids often report improved mental clarity.
In conclusion, nature has taken care of the grape as a combination of taste and health attributes.
DRYING – DEHYDRATION
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NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF DRIED GRAPES
Grapes and products resulting from their processing are rich in ingredients of great nutritional value and of utmost importance to our diet. More specifically, 100g. grapes give 70 calories, 16 grams carbohydrates – of which 12.3 g sugars, 0g. fat, 0.8g protein, 79ml of water and 1g. fiber. Grape is an important source of antioxidants as it contains vitamin C, B complex vitamins, flavonoids and other polyphenols, with resveratrol being the main representative. It also contains vitamin A and potassium.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Dried grapes are a good alternative to use as a snack. We can store them in our kitchen’s cabinet and use them in any way. The process of hydration is not necessary. It finds application in confectionery, cakes, creams and as an addition to milk or yoghurt. It has rich flavor, color and aroma.
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