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Grapes are a type of berry that grow on a vine. They have been cultivated for somewhere between 6000 and 8000 years. The oldest known winery discovered shows that wine has been produced from grapes for over 6000 years. There is a naturally occuring yeast that grows on the skin of grapes which is why it is so easy to make alcohol from them.
Grapes grow in bunches that range from 20 to over 300 on a single bunch and come in a variety of colours including black, yellow green and pink. Although the grape is nutritionally good for eating over 70% of all grapes produced are turned into wine.
The worlds largest producers of grapes are Italy, China, the U.S. and France. Over 67 million tonnes of grapes are produced each year. The land area used for growing grapes is growing at an estimated 2% a year.
Nutritional Information 100g of an average Grape:-
|Grape in other languages:-|
|French:||m grain de raisan|
|Greek:||n σταφύλι, f ρώγα|
|Italian:||m chicco d`uva|
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