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Starlight

Red Seedless

Starlight is an early pink/red seedless grape. The bunches are well filled out and the berries are round medium sized, sweet neutral and crunchy. Starlight is a mutation of Prime Seedless. It is a large berry red seedless variety that ripens early season shortly after Prime. (Starlight is a pink mutation of Prime).

The variety was developed and commercialised by Hoekstra Fruit Farms in South Africa and the Volcani Institute in Israe

Flame

Red Seedless

The Flame Seedless (Vitis vinifera)[1] is a vigorous, heavy-bearing table grape cultivar that keeps well in storage. It is a hybrid of Thompson Seedless, Cardinal, and several other Vitis vinifera cultivars. It produces large clusters of medium-large red grapes with a sweet flavor.

Flame Seedless requires a long growing season. As such, the plants fare poorly in cool, damp zones. However, its good qualities, especially seedlessness, sweetness, and long shelf life, make it one of the most heavily farmed table grapes.

The Flame Seedless was brought to the United States by John J. Kovacevich of Arvin, California, in 1973. For a Flame Seedless to be called good-quality, it must be plump, well-colored, and firmly attached to the stem.

Stargrape 2

Red Seedless

The variety Stargrape 2 was developed by the Stargrow Group

The main characteristic of this variety is that it colors naturally - it doesn't need anything to be applied to it to color correctly," he said.

Like Flame, Stargrape 2 is also an early variety, an important aspect of the new cultivar is that it is not prone to cracking due to rainfall.

Stargrape 2 is a very productive variety, in South Africa.

It is a variety that adapts well to different climatic conditions, it colors well in hot areas and colors even better in cold areas.

Tawny

Red Seedless

Tawny Seedless is an early red seedless variety which is now the fourth most-planted table grape in the country.

They are superior eating quality and have aesthetic appeal.

A durable grape that are labour friendly and resistant to cracking after rainfall.

Tawny is still very much resistant to berry burst, more so than Flame Seedless which is its competitor.

Crimson

Red Seedless

Crimson is a slightly elongated light-red seedless grape with good levels of sweetness and an attractive appearance. The skin colour varies from pink to dark pink-red, often with a pale green stem-end. The flesh is greenish-white and has a medium level of crispness, often with a satisfying crack. On biting, there is slight resistance from the peel, which is a little chewy, but not bitter. Flavour is limited.

Crimson is a late-season grape and popular with supermarkets due to its excellent storage capability which allows for a long sales period from any one region. For many years, Crimson has been the mainstay of the late season supply of red seedless grapes, though newer varieties are starting to erode that dominance.
For consumers, Crimson grapes are a reliably sweet choice with a good crisp texture. Crisp cracking, sweet.

Benefits of eating Grapes

1) Grapes can help with weight loss or management.

Grapes are a low-calorie, fat-free food with a low glycemic index. These vine-growing goodies also contain compounds with antioxidant properties. One of them, resveratrol, is thought to trigger certain reactions that may improve energy metabolism. A 2016 study also linked diets high in antioxidants with weight maintenance. Plus, one cup of grapes has about 100 calories, making them a high-volume, nutrient-dense snack that you can eat more for a lower calorie cost.

2) They're a good source of vitamin K and vitamin C.

The vitamin K in grapes and other produce supports healthy bones and tissues, while the antioxidant vitamin C promotes healing and helps your body absorb iron. Here's what else you'll get in a one-cup serving of red or green grapes:

3) Grapes are an anti-inflammatory food.

Like other plant-based foods, the antioxidants in grapes may reduce cellular damage by protecting cell membranes. Eating about 1 to 2 cups of grapes per day can help shield your tissues by limiting the chemical reactions that trigger inflammation in your body.

4) They're a heart-healthy snack.

When it comes to cardiovascular health, grapes are overachievers. Some compounds in grapes can help regulate blood pressure, reduce inflammation from oxidative stress, improve blood flow, and protect your vascular system.

5) Eating grapes can help your skin.

Specific phytonutrients found in colorful fruits and veggies like grapes may shield skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet light radiation, according to some small studies. Also try eating more watermelon, kiwi, berries, nuts, olives, and fish for a more radiant glow.

6) Your brain may benefit from grapes.

Grape polyphenols may boost cognition and protect your noggin by maintaining vascular health and function. They may also play a role in signaling neurotransmitters and reducing your risk of harmful oxidation, both linked to a lower risk of cognitive decline as a part of a plant-based diet.

7) They can lower your risk of diabetes.

Resveratrol, one of immune-boosting antioxidants found in grapes, is specifically linked to improving blood sugar regulation by affecting carbohydrate metabolism. That said, grape-flavored products can contain lots of added sugar, which has the reverse effect! Make sure you're eating grapes in their least-processed form (fresh or freeze-dried grapes or wine!) to reap the benefits.

8) They count toward hydration.

Little known fact: Grapes are 82% water. Proper hydration is directly linked to skin appearance, cell regeneration, and overall health. You get H2O from more than just beverages, though. High-water foods like you guessed it grapes can help your skin stay hydrated too.

9) Eating more grapes can reduce risk of some cancers.

The benefits of veggies and fruit make them no-brainers when it comes to choosing meals and snacks. High-antioxidant foods like grapes are linked to a lower risk of some cancers by protecting cellular DNA, reducing oxidative stress, and limiting reactions that initiate tumor growth and development.

10) Drinking grapes has benefits, too!

As if you needed another reason to pop a bottle: The phenolic compounds in grapes are still present after they've undergone the fermentation process, a.k.a. when they become vino. A whole host of research links regular wine consumption (in moderation, of course!) to a reduced risk of chronic disease and improved health overall. We'll drink to that!

Nutritional value per 100g (3.5oz)
Energy 288kJ (69kcal)
18.1g
Sugars 15.48g
Dietary fiber 0.9g
0.16g
0.72g
Vitamins Quantity%DV
Thiamine (B1)
6%
0.069 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
6%
0.07 mg
Niacin (B3)
1%
0.188 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
1%
0.05 mg
Vitamin B6
7%
0.086 mg
Folate (B9)
1%
2 g
Choline
1%
5.6 mg
Vitamin C
4%
3.2 mg
Vitamin E
1%
0.19 mg
Vitamin K
14%
14.6 g
Minerals Quantity%DV
Calcium
1%
10 mg
Iron
3%
0.36 mg
Magnesium
2%
7 mg
Manganese
3%
0.071 mg
Phosphorus
3%
20 mg
Potassium
4%
191 mg
Sodium
0%
2 mg
Zinc
1%
0.07 mg
Other constituents Quantity
Water 81 g