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Carb Counts for Grapes

Grapes Nutritional Information

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Updated April 10, 2014

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Currently, there is a lot of attention to some of the healthy compounds in grapes, but it would take a whole lot of grapes (and with them, a whole lot of sugar) to get a significant amount of these substances. Still, small amounts of grapes can still make a contribution to a healthy moderate-carb diet.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Grapes

  • ½ cup grapes (about 12 medium-size grapes; or 2.5 oz): 13 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 52 calories.

Glycemic Index for Grapes

The averages in studies of grapes ranged between 43 and 49, with an average of 46.

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Glycemic Load of Grapes

  • ½ cup grapes (about 12 medium-size grapes; or 2.5 oz): 5

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Health Benefits of Grapes

Grapes are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin K, and a good source of copper. They also contain relatively large amounts of phytonutrients, especially flavonoids such as resveratrol (in the skins of red grapes), and quercetin, which may help protect our cells from damage. There is some evidence of reduction of cancer and heart disease risk from these compounds.

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Sources:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002)

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20

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