No need for seeds?

Gordon Elms, Gordons Bay

I refer to a recent article on the development of a new variety of seedless grape (“Launch of seedless variety for table grape industry”, Bolander February 14).

In recent years seedless varieties have overwhelmed the market at the expense of the seven or eight seeded varieties which if they still exist never seem to reach supermarket shelves.

The supermarkets themselves hardly ever indicate variety as they do with apples and other fruits.

I ask as it occurs to me seedless are developed more for commercial reasons than nutritional benefit.

It would be interesting to know the relative nutritional value of each. Perhaps Tracy Venter could comment.