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One of the oldest cultivated plants in history. Grapes for wine-making date back to Egyptian times. Today grapes are the world's largest fruit crop, with grapes being made into wine, dried fruit, grapeseed oil and, of course, eaten raw. Many people, including myself, look forward to late summer when there is an abundance of fresh, green seedless grapes in the markets.
Grapes are a berry. The most common grape is the sultana grape. The Black Muscat is a dark, very sweet, soft flesh grape with tough skin. There are other coloured grapes available generally not referred to by name.
In Season: Summer
Most stores will sell grapes by colour, stating if they are seedless or not. Check one before you buy to see if it's ripe as they do not ripen off the vine. best bought loose and not pre-wrapped. Check that the skin is tight and glossy, not sticky, and the stem looks fresh and green.
Store in the fridge in a plastic bag in the crisper section for up to 4 days. Do not wash before as they will mould quicker.
Tips & Tricks:
Use scissors to cut from the bunch of grapes and run the little bunch under cold water to wash before eating. They are easier to handle and the remaining bunch still looks lovely.
Fresh, chilled, sultana grapes and raw cashews are a delicious combination for a quick snack.
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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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