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Title : The difference between Red grapes and Green grapes

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Besides its use in wine, grapes are used for making jams, vinegar, jellies, raisins and grape seed extract. Grapes being low in calories, they are popular as snacks and are preferred by people who are on a weight loss program.

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Tip of the day - The difference between Red grapes and Green grapes. 
 
Besides its use in wine, grapes are used for making jams, vinegar, jellies, raisins and grape seed extract. Grapes being low in calories, they are popular as snacks and are preferred by people who are on a weight loss program. There are hundreds of different varieties of grapes and most of them are cultivated exclusively for making wine.
 
The reddish-black color of red grapes is due to the presence of flavonoids, an antioxidant. Red grapes are rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C and B, copper, anthocyanins, manganese and potassium. It is also low in calories and high in dietary fiber making it a perfect diet snack. 
 
Green grapes, also known as white grapes are available throughout the year. It is rich in carbs, vitamin C and vitamin K, low in calories, saturated fat and sodium and has zero cholesterol. Green grapes are mainly used to make white wine. 
 
Health experts recommend consuming more of red grapes as the concentration of flavonoids is more. 
 
The main difference between Red and Green grapes is as follows:-
 
- Red grapes contain anthocyanins, a polyphenol, which is absent in white grapes. 
- The phenolic content of red grapes is higher than that of green grapes. This is because of the high anthocyanin content in red grapes.
- Red grapes also contain syringetin, syringetin 3-O-galactoside, laricitrin and laricitrin 3-O-galactoside, which are a class of flavonoids. These flavonoids are absent in green grapes.
- Red grapes have a higher level of oxalates than green grapes. High levels of oxalate can contribute to the formation of kidney stones.
- The polyphenolic, flavan-3-ols is higher in green grapes than in red grapes.
- The flavonol myricetin is only found in red grapes.

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