What benefits does the Isabella grape have for health?

The Isabella grape is very popular and is grown throughout the world, including Russia. Like other varieties, it has many health benefits and its flavor and aroma are appreciated by many.

Brief history and description of the variety

Isabella is an American hybrid of natural origin. The first cultivar was grown on the lands of the Gibbs family. William Prince, a famous fittomejorador, noticed her and praised her a lot. The grapes received the name of its owner, Isabella Gibbs.

Thanks to Prince’s efforts, the variety has been cultivated successfully in America for 150 years. In the 1980s he arrived at the old continent and then in Russia. Very widespread in our South, the ‘Isabella’ also grows to the north, in the Volga region, and even among the gardeners near Moscow.

The advantage of this grape is its simplicity of care. It is quite resistant to cold and insensitive to fungal diseases. Their berries tolerate various environmental conditions, but, like the vine itself, they do not tolerate the warm and dry climate.

The taste of its dark blue berries is comparable to that of strawberries, refined and moderately sweet. Its value is high, so Isabella is often used as a table grape.

Chemical composition and calories per 100 g

Substances Content per 100g grams
Proteins 0,6
Carbohydrates 16. 8
Fats 0,2

The caloric value of the “Isabella” is lower than that of other black grapes and amounts to 65 kcal per 100 g of product.

Properties of the Isabella grape for the body

The useful properties of this variety have been confirmed by studies carried out by scientists. It is good in the treatment of various diseases and for prevention. But in order not to damage the body, you must carefully read the contraindications of the use of this product and observe the restrictions.

The benefits of

Useful berries:

Benefits for the cardiovascular system

The potassium of the berries improves the functioning of the heart. Also the use of this product normalizes blood pressure, thinning of blood, prevents the formation of cholesterol plates in blood vessels. The grapes have a positive effect on the muscles of the heart, stimulating them.

Powerful antioxidant effect

Antioxidants detoxify blood and improve their effectiveness. Its effect on the human body delays aging and is beneficial for older people.

They also inhibit the formation of cancer cells, so doctors recommend including them in the diet of cancer patients, to prevent this type of disease.

High content of macronutrients, micronutrients and vitamins.

Isabella is useful for patients suffering from ferropenic anemia, since it contains large amounts of this trace. In addition, the iron obtained from the grape is assimilated well and increases the level of hemoglobin.

It contains many vitamins. Increase immunity, fight cold diseases. The catechins and flavonoids that contain the berries help to recover after physical effort.

IMPORTANT: It is recommended to eat the fruit with skin. In this way, your body will obtain all useful substances, many of which are contained in it.

Leave benefits

The leaves of this variety have a healing effect. They can be used for cuts, scratches, small abrasions. The decoction is used for wet fever and cough. The leaves briefly apply to the chest and forehead. It can also be used to gargariate in case of sore throat and pharyngitis.

“Isabela has two serious inconveniences.

The first is that it causes gases. For this reason, it should not be consumed in large quantities before leaving home. And the second is its very high glucose content, which can be harmful to people with decoys (and even provoke them) and overweight.


The consumption of this grape is contraindicated in people suffering

  • Allergies to grapes (even if no signs of allergy have previously observed, you have to be careful, since the “Isabella” is very allergenic)
  • kidney and liver diseases;
  • overweight (due to its high glucose content).

What is the correct way to eat them and in what amounts?

Grapes should not be mixed with other plant foods or alcoholic beverages. They should be consumed with caution during pregnancy and give children under three years. It is better to start with a single berry so as not to cause an allergic reaction in the child.

The daily rule of grapes does not exceed 200 g, for children and thin people it is reduced to 50 g.

Where are grapes used?

The Isabella grape belongs to the technical varieties. It is used to produce juices, compotes, jams and jams at an industrial scale. Her magnificent appearance has made her a popular decoration of desserts and meat dishes. It is not suitable for sultanas raisins due to its numerous and large seeds.

It was formerly used to produce wine. But today it is prohibited in European countries due to its higher methanol content compared to other grape varieties.

Methyl alcohol, dangerous for life, results from the fermentation of pectins, which are at high levels in Isabella. Alcoholic beverages made from it are now prepared above all at home. It is not only about wines, but also about Georgian Chacha and Vodka Tinctures.

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