20 Little known Interesting Facts About Grapes

Grape is the most favorite fruit for many of us. They are small, juicy, and full of nutrition. Grapes grow on vines. Grapes are eaten fresh or juice or jam. Grape extracts are used in various products like wine and vinegar. Dried grapes are known as Raisins. Most grapes usually go to wine production. Raw grapes are 81% water. There are two main types of grapes the American and European grapes. Cultivated grapes are divided into two major groups of table grapes and wine grapes.

There are many varieties of grapes. Grapes are cultivated in most South American countries, the USA, China, and many European countries. There are around 8000 varieties of grapes. Grape varieties have various physical properties. They are different in color, size, and taste. Grape cultivation is much older than other fruit cultivations. Grapes are mostly cultivated for winemaking purposes. Domestic variations of grapes may have occurred after the beginning of human cultivation.

Grapes are an important part of the human diet for thousands of years. They are one of the most consumed fruits all over the world. Gapes are low in fat and high in many vitamins. Grapes have been an important part of many religious cultures. Some Bible verses contain the example of grape and grapevines. There are mentions of grapes in the Holy Quran six times. Grapes are mentioned to have ayurvedic medicinal properties. Grapes are dubbed as “Prophetic Medicine” in the Islamic faith.

Grape Facts:

Archaeological records suggest that the cultivation of grapes-started at least 6000-8000 years ago. The cultivation started in Central Europe, and southwestern Asia region.

Areni-1 winery is the oldest known winery ever found. The winery is approximately 6100-year-old and is situated in the village of Arena in the Vayots Dzor province of Armenia.

Vitis vinifera is the oldest species of grapevines. This grapevine is native to the Mediterranean region. There are over 7000 varieties of Vitis vinifera. Only a few of these variations are suitable for cultivation.

The Great Vine, Vitis vinifera 'Schiava Grossa' aka Black Hamburg, is now 250 years old and is the largest grapevine in the world. The Vine grows on the site of the first greenhouse at Hampton Court.

Kyoho (Vitis vinifera 'Kyoho') is the largest variety of grapes. These grapes are grown in Japan. They are as big as plum.

Champagne grapes are the smallest variety of all seedless grapes and are commonly used for baking and garnishes.

The grape is the most valuable horticultural crop in the world. They are also one of the most profitable fruits to grow.

Showy Asian Grapevines are identical to a White Orchid plant. It's hard to distinguish the plants before the grapevine bear fruits.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most cultivated variety among all grapes. They are cultivated in all regions except for the northern region.

Japanese Ruby Roman grapes are the most expensive grapes. Each of these grapes is priced up to $26.

There is a type of grapes known as Witch Finger Grapes. Witch finger grapes are a specialty fruit not yet available for home growers. At this time, there is only one company that grows them.

According to botanical terms grapes are berries. According to the definition, a berry is a small, pulpy, and often edible fruit. Typically, berries are juicy, rounded, brightly colored, sweet, sour, or tart, and do not have a stone or pit, although many pips or seeds may be present.

A scientific review published in the journal Trends in Genetics reports that most researchers believe grapes are at least 65 million years old. Some of today's grape varieties are direct descendants of these ancient grapes.

29,292 Square miles are devoted to grape growing.

China is the leading producer of grapes. The country alone produces 16.9% of all produced grapes in the world.

Asia pacific is the largest market of grapes. It is also the fastest-growing market of grapes.

The United States is the largest table grape importer. The United States imports 16.4% of the total world grape imports.

The grapes market was valued at USD 167.90 billion in 2018 and is estimated to reach a value of USD 254.29 billion by 2024, witnessing a CAGR of 7.1% for the forecast period 2019-2024.

Bronco Wine Co., CA is the largest grape grower in the world. Their Total Grape Acreage stood at 40,000 in 2013.

Wine grapes are usually Sweeter Than Table Grapes. Wine grapes have a residual sugar of about 25 Brix, while table grapes tend to have a residual sugar of around 18 Brix.

There are eight grades of table grapes. These grades are known as Mature, Firm, Firmly attached to cap stem, Not weak, Not shriveled at cap stem, Not shattered, Not split or crushed, Not wet.

Grapes are tasty and commercially important fruits. In the last century, the average consumption of grapes doubled in totals. Grapes are getting more desired all over the world. Now "Grapes became grapes We now all eat grapes".