Jumbo extra dehydrated grapes
Among the dried fruit specialties, grapes represent an exquisite specialty that nourishes and teases the palate. Provides fiber and mineral salts, especially in the Chilean grape version.
Dehydrated grapes: properties and benefits
Dried grapes, like many dehydrated fruit, are proposed to our body as a food with a very interesting nutritional profile. In particular, jumbo grapes are a useful food for well-being thanks to their high content of mineral salts and vitamins.
Regarding the properties and benefits of grapes, in fact, there is a certain variability due to the variety chosen and the drying procedures. Dried Chilean grapes contain an excellent presence of constituents and micro-nutrients such as sodium, potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium, and vitamins (C, E, K, B6).
In terms of beneficial properties, therefore, vitamins help the antioxidant effect of jumbo grapes for the body, able to counteract the action of free radicals, hence cellular aging. Dried fruit, and in particular dried grapes, are known for their high intake of carbohydrates, so this product becomes an energizing ingredient at a nutritional level: its sugars are in fact easily absorbed, for an immediate energy load.
The dehydrated jumbo grape retains all the nutrients contained in the classic grape, but more concentrated. For the many energies it releases, it is appreciated for children, adolescents and sportspeople. Thanks to its iron, copper and manganese content, it is also ideal for increasing the levels of these minerals in the body, often lacking in anemics, and for those wishing to gain weight. Dehydrated grapes also contain various dietary fibers, which help regulate normal bowel functions, restoring easier digestive transit.
The high intake of B vitamins ensures a useful intake as an invigorating, also for the nervous system, in which these vitamins help to counteract physical tiredness, stress or fatigue. The jumbo grape is also indicated for the well-being of sight, as it contains phytonutrients that counteract the oxidation effects of time, improving blood circulation in the capillaries.
The benefit of grapes in the functionality of the microcirculation (also against the heaviness of the legs), is also revealed in favoring the regular functionality of the cardiovascular system. For the purpose of good cardiac health, catechin, an antioxidant present in dried grapes, helps correct cardiovascular efficiency and blood circulation.
It is also an excellent ingredient for joint function, since raisins have high doses of calcium and magnesium, very important nutrients for bone development, which promote joint health. In some countries, dehydrated grapes have been considered a food with aphrodisiac properties for centuries, and for this reason they have historically been included among the ingredients of many sweets and desserts. In ancient Egypt, for example, a mixture of raisins and honey was prepared to be savored during intimate encounters. This is mainly due to its energetic properties and its doses of arginine, known for its properties for the release of growth hormone (GH) and as a vasodilator.
Thanks to the potassium and magnesium content, if properly taken, dried grapes help to counteract the development of some acids in our body (acidosis). The growth of acids is also due to another important element, oleanolic acid - which helps prevent the growth of acids responsible for tooth decay and dental plaque. Since it is a food rich in calcium, it is also useful for counteracting damage to the tooth enamel.
Even in its jumbo version, dried grapes contain more organic amino acids than fresh grapes, and help reduce appetite in diets. This type of dried fruit is of great help to those who want to have a satiating snack.
Of course, normal consumption in the diet or in dried fruit recipes should not lead to such abundant intakes, also to avoid excessive caloric intake.
Origins and History of cultivation
The origins of the vine and grapes are documented by all the most ancient myths of humanity, even in some passages of Genesis (Chap. 9), in which the vine is mentioned at the time of Noah. It was he who introduced the practice of viticulture after the flood. He planted the vine, and soon got drunk on his intoxicating wine. Historically, many scholars tend to believe that the vine is native to India, and that
from here, it later spread first to Asia and then to the Mediterranean basin.
Another theory, claims that the vine developed around 7500 BC. in the trans-Caucasian region of Europe, which today corresponds to the nations of Armenia and Georgia. Huge grape seed deposits have also been found in Turkey and Jordan, dating back millennia, suggesting that the grapes were pressed to make wine - back then it was made from wild grapes.
In the West the cultivation of the vine was, therefore, known in Armenia (then partly Mesopotamia), where the first Neolithic revolution took place, with the birth of agriculture. This is the area of the fertile crescent, between the course of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the motherland where cereals were grown and the discoveries on the fermentation processes from which bread, cheese and euphoric drinks such as wine descend. < / p>
Since then, vitis vinifera has been grown all over the world now, and were imported to the American continent in the first half of the nineteenth century. The Chilean variety, which gives life to our dehydrated extra Jumbo grape, is a variety known for its considerable size, which is why it is called Jumbo! It is a seedless variety, with fleshy grains and an amber color, called the Flame Seedless variety. Plant and Fruit The Flame Seedless variety of Vitis vinifera is a well-preserved table grape cultivar that derives from the birth of viticulture in Latin America during the 19th century.
It is a variety born from Thompson Seedless, Cardinal and many other cultivars of Vitis vinifera. It produces large clusters of medium-large grapes with a very sweet flavor, without seeds, and in the Uva Jumbo version the berry is much more pulpy than the sultanas. The Flame Seedless plant requires a long season to grow, but the long shelf life makes it one of the most cultivated table grapes. The grapes are usually harvested ripe, as they do not ripen after harvest.
Nutritional values of dehydrated Extra Jumbo Grapes
For a nutritious snack, dried grapes represent a concentrate of the nourishing properties of grapes. This version of dehydrated fruit contains different sugars, directly assimilable, as you can compare with the following table, but also a balance of fibers, proteins, fats and minerals.
In dried jumbo grapes, the excellent presence of elements such as potassium, sodium, iron, calcium and magnesium is interesting. For the vitamin supply there are the groups of vitamins B6, C, E and K. Contains polyphenols, natural antioxidants that counteract physiological aging and also dried, the Jumbo grape retains most of its nutritional characteristics.
How to consume or use dehydrated grapes in the kitchen
Jumbo dried grapes can be eaten as a wellness snack, or included in recipes. Its sweetness makes it perfect for the preparation of desserts, but also smoothies, on fruit salads and ice creams, in fruit drinks or vegetable milk, or for mixes of dried fruit with cereals.
The Chilean grape is also used to make sweet and sour compounds and to attenuate the bitter or intense flavors of spices, in some oriental or particularly aromatic dishes. Jumbo dehydrated grapes can also be used for the preparation of energy bars for athletes, always evaluating the caloric intake (about 330 kcal / 100 g).
Dried Jumbo Grapes: Side Effects and Contraindications
There are no particular contraindications to taking dried fruit grains such as Chilean grapes, always remaining in the correct quantities - otherwise you risk the laxative effect. Unless there is an intolerance to grape food, or an allergy. For those with obesity conditions or problems with blood sugar levels (diabetes), it is advisable to evaluate the consumption of dried grapes, due to the high presence of sugars.