- Grapes are one of the oldest cultivated fruits. Hieroglyphics show that Egyptians were involved in grape (and wine) production, and the early Romans were known to have developed many varieties.
- In California, the boom in grapes planted for fresh consumption arose in the early 1800s when a number of settlers recognized the untapped agricultural possibilities of the then-Mexican territory.
- Grapes are a form of berry. Grapes grow in bunches on climbing, woody vines that grow from the ground. Grapes can be grown in most temperate climates, but the vines thrive in tropical and subtropical regions with average annual temperatures above 50 F.
- Although most variety of grapes are very sweet, its glycemic index is still at a very safe level of 50. In fact, grape juice is an excellent stimulator of your body metabolism in helping to burn excess food and waste. It supplies heat and energy to the body in a short space of time after drinking.
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