Grapes originating in the Middle East, tracing their vestiges back to the Assyrians, grow on a kind of vine called a vine.
In desert regions its price is very high, especially thousands of years ago, mainly due to the fact that it partly replaced the water in the deserts.
Grapes have a great variety of uses, of which man has been known to serve.
There are many grape varieties, among which we can list the following: Vitis acerifolia, Vitis aestivalis, Vitis amurensis, Vitis arizonica, Vitis californica, Vitis cinerea, Vitis girdiana, Vitis labrusca, Vitis monticola, Vitis mustangensis, Vitis palmata, Vitis riparia , Vitis rotundifolia, Vitis rupestris
Vitis shuttleworthii, Vitis tiliifolia, Vitis vinifera, Vitis vulpina, Vitis x bourquina, Vitis x champinii, Vitis x doaniana, Vitis x labruscana, Vitis x novae-angliae.
These fruits serve man for a large number of utilities, such as direct consumption of sweets, raisins, breads, wines, juices, concoctions and even for rituals.
Grapes are used for direct human consumption, as food for the sick, due to the amount of vitamins, fiber, anti-oxidants and sugars they provide.
It is used to make wine, oil, kitchen products, cosmetic creams, shampoo, lipstick, etc.
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