Berry: Red, White, Purple/Blue

What exactly is a grape?

A grape is a berry fruit that grows on vines. Can be crimson, black, green, purple/blue. Can be seedless or seeded and are usually round or an ellipsoid. Usually taste very sweet and juicy or tangy although taste varies depending on variety.


Manganese, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, potassium, vitamin B6 are some prevailing nutrients that come in grapes. 1 cup of grapes will actually give you 33% of the daily value of manganese.

Historical/Religious Significance

Grape juice, because of its non-alcoholic content, is commonly used by those Christians who oppose the partaking of alcoholic beverages, as the "cup" or "wine" in the Lord's Supper.[51]

The Catholic Church uses wine in the celebration of the Eucharist because it is part of the tradition passed down through the ages starting with Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, where Catholics believe the consecrated bread and wine literally become the body and blood of Jesus Christ, a dogma known as transsubstantiation.[52] Wine is used (not grape juice) both due to its strong Scriptural roots, and also to follow the tradition set by the early Christian Church.[53] The Code of Canon Law of the Catholic Church (1983), Canon 924 says that the wine used must be natural, made from grapes of the vine, and not corrupt.[54] In some circumstances, a priest may obtain special permission to use grape juice for the consecration, however this is extremely rare and typically requires sufficient impetus to warrant such a dispensation, such as personal health of the priest.

Although alcohol is permitted in Judaism, grape juice is sometimes used as an alternative for kiddush on Shabbat and Jewish holidays and it has the same blessing as wine. Many authorities maintain that grape juice must be capable of turning into wine naturally in order to be used for kiddush. Common practice, however, is to use any kosher grape juice for kiddush.