Grapes are probably one of my all time favorite fruits and eat them at least once a day. The Middle East, in areas including Israel, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran and Turkey, is usually describes as the homeland of grapes and the cultivation of grapes began there between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago. Grapes can be eaten fresh or can be used to make wine, jam, juice, raisins, as well as oils and vinegar. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately “71% of world grape production is used for wine, 27% as fresh fruit, and 2% as dried fruit.” I knew there were many different kinds of grapes, but I had no idea that there is an estimated 10,000 different kinds of grapes. Some of the most common types of grapes are concord, pinot noir, crimson seedless, cotton candy, and thompson seedless.
Grape. (2021, July 25). Retrieved August 17, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grape