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Foods Included

Red, Green, Purple, Muscsdine Grapes, Champagne Grapes, Concord Grapes, Cotton Candy Grapes, Grapes, Raisins

Description

Grapes are a sweet, round fruit that grow in clusters on vines. They may be red, black, dark blue, yellow, blue, orange, or pink.

Buy It

  • 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.

Store It

  • 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.

Cook It

  • 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.

 

Try It

Honey Gingered Fruit Salad
Mango, Blueberries, Banana, Strawberries, Grapes, Nectarines, Kiwi, Orange juice, Lemon juice, Honey, Ground nutmeg, Ground ginger
10 mins
Great Grape Smoothie
Grapes, Cherries, Strawberries, Orange, Banana
5 mins
Pear, Grape, and Cucumber Salad
Olive oil, Lime juice, Salt, Cucumber, Grapes, Pears
5 mins
Crazy COOLslaw
Green cabbage, Grapes, Carrots, Pineapple, Mayonnaise, Honey, Cider vinegar, Cinnamon
10 mins
Kick'n Chicken Pitas
Romaine lettuce, Grapes, Chicken breast, Chow mein noodles, Carrots, Green onions, Oriental salad dressing, Pita pockets
15 mins