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Chilean grapes are in season from December to April

Varieties and Exports

Chilean grapes are celebrated for their taste, quality, and abundance. The most commonly cultivated varieties of grapes are Thomson Seedless, Crimson Seedless, Red Globe, Flame Seedless, Superior Seedless, and Autumn Royal.

The country’s climate favors grape production, which has helped Chile become the main grape exporter in the southern hemisphere. The U.S. is the primary beneficiary of this abundance.

The Land

The Chilean table grape is cultivated between the third and seventh regions.
Because the grape is a major fruit sector with expansive plantings in Chile, its cultivation is widely studied to constantly improve production methods. Each variety within each region receives unique, focused attention, with modern agriculture techniques applied to improve the irrigation and fertilization of the fields.

Health and Nutrition

A grape’s quality is often determined by a combination of sweetness and sourness, and a balance of tartaric and malic acids, glucose and fructose.

Grapes contain moderate amounts of fiber, potassium, and beta-carotene, and grape skin is rich in antioxidants. Combined, these health properties can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

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