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Grapes

The grape comes from a region of the Mediterranean and has thousands of years of history…

There are 5.000-10.000 different varieties of this plant. Some are used to make wine and some to be consumed.

The plant reaches a height of 30 meters and the only continent it cannot be cultivated in is Antarctica.

Where do they come from?

The vine that offers us the grapes dates back to at least 1.000 BC. The Greeks and the Phoenicians spread it to the Italian peninsula. In 600 BC, the vineyard appeared in Brittany (present day England-France) and in the 13th century the Arabs took it to the Iberian Peninsula. In Greek, the grape “stafili” got its name from “Staphylos”, the son of Dionysus -  God of the fertility and wine.

When should they be planted?

They should be planted in March and the grapes should be collected in August and September.

Climate

Grapes can be cultivated in all areas up until the altitude of 500 meters. The vine grows well in regions that have a milk climate that is hot, dry with a long enough summer so that they can ripen. The vine can reach a height of 30 meters and Antarctica is the only continent where they cannot be cultivated.

Nutritional analysis

  100 g  % RI
Energy (kcal)  74

4

Fats (g) 0.2 0
Saturates (g)  0.06 0
Carbs (g) 16.1 6
Sugars (g) 16.1 18
Fibre (g) 1.3 5
Protein (g)​ 0.63 1
Salt (g) 0 0

The values represent the percentages offered to cover the needs of most people which are 2000 kcal per day.
Recipes

Grapes mean wine.. Mediterranean, wonderful and famous. Of course they can also be used to make spoon sweets and can be enjoyed in salads and sauces.

 

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