Are green grapes healthier than red grapes?


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Red grapes are actually healthier than green grapes because they have a higher flavonoid content and are therefore richer in antioxidants than green grapes. The flavonoids cluster in the darker skin of the red grape.

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Are green grapes healthier than red grapes?
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Red grapes contain quercetin, a flavonoid that has anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties and helps the immune system fight allergies. They also contain resveratrol, a flavonoid with similarities to synthetic estrogen that may be able to help ease the symptoms of menopause. The catechins, proanthocyanidins and stilbenes in red grapes may also have a preventative effect against breast cancer. Both red and green grapes contain high amounts of manganese, which strengthens bones and connective tissues.

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