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Grapes & Manganese

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Created March 24, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I've been eating a lot of grapes, and suddenly saw on WHFoods that grapes are high in manganese. Nutritiondata confirms this. Yet, when I look at the nutritional value of "European type grapes" there is practically no manganese! How do I know what kind my grapes are, and why are they so different in nutrient composition?

It'd be handy to know that I'm having enough manganese daily.


Wikipedia says grapes contain 4% of the RDA of manganese I don't know what data they used, but I'm pretty sure they're talking about seedless ones.

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on March 24, 2012
at 06:06 PM

Of course, none of that matters if the grapes are grown in deficient soils. That's the bigger issue with all plants we're eating nowadays, they're all nutrient deficient.

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at 06:06 PM

Haha, nothing's wrong with iceberg. I don't know 100% for sure. But, grapes my family grew as a kid were completely different than you get in the store. Smaller, with seeds, and slip skins. And the best comparison I could make was comparing iceberg lettuce and some dark leafy green. I can only imagine they also are much more nutritious.

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on March 24, 2012
at 05:35 PM

I don't get enough manganese either on my Paleo-keto diet (I track that stuff).

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on March 24, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Thanks A at Grain Free Diet!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on March 24, 2012
at 05:02 PM

What's wrong with iceberg lettuce :D? Does this mean grapes with seeds generally have lots of manganese? I'm sorry to be such a freak about this, but manganese is the only mineral I'm not getting enough of right now and I'm a nutrient-density-bitch.

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on March 24, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Link is fixed..

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on March 24, 2012
at 03:43 PM

If anyone knows how to get that link to work, the space causes some issues.

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on March 24, 2012
at 06:48 PM

Iceberg lettuce has been bred for crispiness. Mostly water. Romaine lettuce has much more nutrients.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on March 24, 2012
at 03:59 PM

Don't get hung up on American vs European. The bigger difference is the slip skin vs the seedless grapes. Seedless grapes are the iceberg lettuce of grapes.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on March 24, 2012
at 05:02 PM

What's wrong with iceberg lettuce :D? Does this mean grapes with seeds generally have lots of manganese? I'm sorry to be such a freak about this, but manganese is the only mineral I'm not getting enough of right now and I'm a nutrient-density-bitch.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on March 24, 2012
at 05:35 PM

I don't get enough manganese either on my Paleo-keto diet (I track that stuff).

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on March 24, 2012
at 06:06 PM

Of course, none of that matters if the grapes are grown in deficient soils. That's the bigger issue with all plants we're eating nowadays, they're all nutrient deficient.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on March 24, 2012
at 06:06 PM

Haha, nothing's wrong with iceberg. I don't know 100% for sure. But, grapes my family grew as a kid were completely different than you get in the store. Smaller, with seeds, and slip skins. And the best comparison I could make was comparing iceberg lettuce and some dark leafy green. I can only imagine they also are much more nutritious.

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