The Grape is the most important fruit cultivated in the world. The majority of the grapes are used for wine production. Only about 10 % are sold as table grapes for fresh consumption and about 5 % are dried. The grape cultivation is believed to have originated near Caspian Sea; however, Indians know grapes since Roman times.
Grapes are a natural source of antioxidants and free from fat and cholesterol, it is rich in fruit sugar, etheric oils, calcium and tannic acid. Black grapes also contain a substantial amount of iron. Fresh grape-juice promotes the flow of urine and digestion. Although grapes stimulate appetite, they have also been found to be effective in losing weight.