Red vs. Purple vs. Black Grapes: Taste and Nutrition
You can easily find grapes of different colours on the market, but what’s the difference in taste and nutritional value when it comes to red, purple and black grapes? Let’s take a look at them one by one and explore more about these popular grapes you can find at city’super!
Red grapes are the most common variety found on the market, and contains antioxidants such as anthocyanin, resveratrol and quercetin which help to slow down ageing and prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Our pick: Japan Shimane Grape Shinku
Shinku is a rare seedless red grape produced in Japan, and is known for having a high sweetness level and red skin that can be eaten. The grape is juicy and crunchy, and has a unique musky and honey sweetness.
Just like red grapes, purple grapes are also rich in anthocyanins and polyphenols, which help to remove free radicals from the body and improve immune system. It’s worth mentioning that purple grapes contain nutrient that can help protect the eyes and enhance night vision.
Our pick: Japan Nagano Farm Nagano Purple Grape
The grape’s skin can be eaten, and the flesh is crunchy, very sweet and juicy. Sometimes referred to as “black shine muscat grapes”.
Black grapes are less common compared to red and purple grapes. They contain nutrients that can help maintain good metabolism, boost immunity and reduce the damage done to the body due to staying up late.
Our pick: Japanese Bio Pione Grape
A black grape with a musky flavour. The skin is thicker but the fruit is juicy and refreshingly sweet. It is also large and seedless.