Category Archives: Food as Medicine: Grapes (Vitis vinifera, Vitaceae)

Food as Medicine: Grapes (Vitis vinifera, Vitaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Vitis vinifera means “the vine that bears wine” and belongs to the Vitaceae family. Grapes are perennial climbers that have coiled tendrils and large leaves. They contain clusters of flowers that mature to produce small, round, and juicy berries that can be either green (“white”) or red.1 There are seed and seedless varieties,

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