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Red, Green, Purple, Muscsdine Grapes, Champagne Grapes, Concord Grapes, Cotton Candy Grapes, Grapes, Raisins
Grapes are a sweet, round fruit that grow in clusters on vines. They may be red, black, dark blue, yellow, blue, orange, or pink.
- When possible, buy bunches of grapes that are wrapped in plastic bags and kept in a refrigerated section.
- Look for plump grapes that are firmly attached to green stems.
- Avoid soft, wrinkled, or leaking grapes and bunches of grapes with brown stems or very light colored areas around the stems.
- Pull off any spoiled grapes and throw them away.
- Store unwashed grapes in a plastic bag and put in the refridgerator for up to 1 week.
- Clean grapes just before serving by rinsing the grapes under cool running water. Drain fruit on paper towels or in a clean strainer. Leave the bunch of grapes whole or cut into smaller sections to serve.
- If the grapes have seeds, you can remove them as you eat or cut the grapes in half and take the seeds out with the tip of a knife.
- Serve grapes fresh, alone, or in salads.
- They can also be added to cooked recipes or made into jams and jellies.
Why It's Great
- Vitamin C keeps our immune system strong.
- Vitamins C and K help our bodies heal quickly.
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