Difference between: red and green grapes

Grapes! They’re great for snacking, good for salads, and can be made into jams, jellies, raisins, and wine.

What’s the difference between red grapes and green grapes? 

As in turns out, not too much – this will be one of our quicker Difference Betweens.

green and red grapes in a bowl

Both red and green grapes contain a slew of health benefits: potassium, calcium, vitamins, low calories, and so much more. But, red beats out green for sure.

Red grapes have:

  • More antioxidants, such as resveratrol and quercetin.
  • Anthocyanins (green have none).
  • Slightly fewer calories.
  • And a slew of other additional health benefits.

Resveratrol is the big one here. Studies have shown resveratrol can help to lower high blood pressure and glucose levels, decrease the risk of heart diseases, and can block the formation of blood clots, thus lowering the chance of a stroke. 

In addition, a 2010 study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on resveratrol can actually increase blood flow to the brain, suggesting it can increase brain function.

If you’re a real health food nut, red grapes are the way to go. You can read more about grape health benefits on WHFoods.com and Buzzle.com.

As you may have guessed, this is why red wine is usually touted as a healthier option than white.

But really, both types of grapes – and there are hundreds of varieties – are a totally nutritious snack.