Kyoho Grape, Big,Black,Sweet

by DP Wong on June 22, 2017

Kyoho grapes literally mean "giant mountain grapes”. Kyoho Grapes are a slip-skin variety -- meaning the skin is easily separated from the fruit. Kyoho grapes are blackish-purple, almost black, with large seeds. Reaching the size of a small plum, Kyoho grapes are one of the largest and sweetest grapes on the market.

Brix Test
They are extremely sweet with a sugar content of about 18 to 20 Brix (the average table grape is closer to 12 Brix). Resembling the Concord, Kyoho grapes have an incredibly juicy flesh that is almost gelatinous in texture with a moderately low acid content.

Origins of Kyoho Grapes

Kyoho grapes were first produced in 1937 in Shizuoka Prefecture but were not so named until 1946. They are popular in Japan, China, and Korea for their size and very sweet flesh.

Grape Cultivation Areas and Yields
The Kyongbuk province has the largest area planted to grapes (46 percent) followed by Chungbuk (15 percent), Chungnam (11 percent) and Kyonggi (10 percent). Cheju has the smallest area (8 ha) planted to grapes

Nutritional Value
Kyoho grapes are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, thiamin, dietary fiber and resveratrol, an important phytonutrient in maintaining heart health.
Many studies have shown that increasing consumption of plant foods like grapes decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality.

Grapes also have some special components that make them even more essential to our health, giving them "superfood" status.

 

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