You may already know grapes are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, potassium, and dietary fiber.
There are different varieties of grapes. Red grapes and green grapes share a similar nutrient-value, although red grapes have a higher antioxidant level. What about calories though?
Let’s answer the question we all came to find out.
How Many Calories in Grape
One grape contains about 3.5 calories.
How Many Calories in a Cup of Grapes
One cup of grapes (about 15 grapes) contains 52.5 calories.
How many calories in red grapes? How many calories in green grapes?
There is virtually no difference between the amount of calories in red and green grapes. The above information about how many calories grapes have is inclusive of both types. So you can enjoy both green grapes and red grapes knowing they are both relatively low in calories and are a healthy snack.
Are there any negatives to eating grapes?
The only real downside to eating grapes is the amount of sugar they contain. A good portion of the calories in grapes are from sugars. There are about 23 grams of sugar in a serving of grapes.
How do grapes compare calorie-wise with other fruits
Let’s take a look at some other fruit and see how it stacks up, calorie-wise, to grapes.
There are 102 calories in a medium-sized banana. Bananas are a much better source of potassium than grapes though. One banana contains about 300 mg. of potassium, whereas a cup of grapes contains less than 100.
One cup of strawberries has about 49 calories. They have considerably less sugar than grapes too (about 7.5 grams per serving). Strawberries are also rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants.
Speaking of Vitamin C, how many calories in an orange?
One medium-sized orange contains 69 calories. Aside from Vitamin C, oranges are rich in dietary fiber. They also have some calcium and Vitamin A. Sugars account for 11.9 grams of an orange’s caloric composition.
There’s an old adage, you surely know the one. You should never compare apples to oranges. Well, we’re going to do that now. Actually, we’re going to compare apples to grapes.
A Red Delicious apple has 90 calories. It also contains a meager amount of Vitamin C and a lot of dietary fiber.
Let’s go big on the next one.
How many calories in watermelon?
One cup of diced watermelon contains 46 calories. Watermelon is high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
Today, we examined how many calories are in grapes and compared grapes to several other fruits too. Overall, grapes fared well. They have many nutritional benefits and don’t contain many calories. No need to worry about calories when snacking on grapes.
However, it should be noted all of the above calorie figures deal with fresh, raw fruits.
Products such as fruit juices, fruit cocktails, fruit in syrup, and sweetened fruits are most likely altered, which most definitely affects the calorie count.
Make sure to consult labels on these fruit products to determine the difference in calories.
Also be aware of the addition of artificial sweeteners, syrups, and sugars.
*This article was written by guest author, Gregg Mumma.