Do you recognize this white or light green seedless grape on this photo?
Yes it’s me; Sultanina which is also known according to our Wikipedia as Thompson Seedless in US, Lady de Coverly in England and oval-fruited Kishmish in either Turkey or Palestine.
WOW! Shall we continue then?
Okay okay…let see from Hiddenrose‘ point of view about me which is derived from a little research she made and put this way;
Started from Manisa, Turkey the origin of the grape as oval-fruited Kishmish, known in Mediterranean Region as Sultanina or Sultana Grapes and be brought to Europe through Mediterranean Trade and known as Lady de Coverly in England and finally through the Viticulturist William Thompson who emigrated to California, US from Yorkshire, England in 1863, I was then introduced and developed as Thompson Seedless.
Do you also know that Thompson Seedless Grape or Sultana Grape which is I am also known as the “THREE-WAY GRAPE”. Why is that? Well that’s because I am used not only for fresh consumed as table grapes but also raisins and wine. Another Wow I guess for that 🙂
More about me?
According to VDS Export as quoted;
Thompson Seedless, weighing between 350g and 700g, it is one of the oldest varieties of seedless table grapes. Originated in the eastern region of the Mediterranean Sea, it is probably the most consumed in the world.
- Berries: Elongated, medium-sized and cylindrical-shaped Crispy texture with a consistent pulp.
- Color: greenish-yellow.
- Taste: Sharp, sweet and juicy, Caliber: 16-22 mm, Brix: from 17 º to -19
More from Perfection.com, Thompson Seedless grapes are juicy and sweet with a high sugar content : half as glucose and half as fructose. With a subtle sweet flavour, firm and juicy texture, Thompson Seedless grapes also has this nutrition called Resveratrol which is mostly found in the skin of red grapes. Hmmm…now you know a bit about me 🙂
Now, What Resveratrol can do?
Resveratrol has gained a lot of attention for its reported antiaging and disease-combating benefits. It also said that resveratrol might help protect the body against a number of diseases such as Heart disease, Cancer, etc. For more information about this you can find them in one or more articles below.
- “WHITE GRAPES SEEDLESS” (www.vdsexport.com.br)
- Grape – Thompson Seedless (www.perfection.com.au
- Heart Disease Health Center: Resveratrol Supplements (www.webmd.com)
- Red wine and resveratrol: Good for your heart? (www.mayoclinic.org)