Selectinggrapes


When selecting grapes, choose those bunches that are well formed and look fresh. Color is a good guide to ripeness; fully ripened grapes are fairly soft to the touch and tender to the taste. Unlike other fruit, grapes will not ripen in color, sugar content or quality after they are harvested from the vine

Storing

Store grapes unwashed in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week. Freezing grapes is a simple but useful way to store grapes, simply wash and pat dry the grapes, and then arrange individual grapes in a single layer on a sheet freeze and then transfer to an airtight container or plastic freezer bag.

Preparation

Like all fruit, grapes should be rinsed before consumption. Grapes are great just eaten out of the hand, but can be tossed into salads, yogurt and cereal. Frozen grapes make a great dessert or a nice summertime snack.


Nutrition Information


Grapes, red or green
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 70 kcal   290 kJ

Carbohydrates    

18.1 g

- Sugars  15.48 g

- Dietary fiber  0.9 g  

Fat

0.16 g

Protein

0.72 g

Thiamin (Vit. B1)  0.069 mg  

5%

Riboflavin (Vit. B2)  0.07 mg  

5%

Niacin (Vit. B3)  0.188 mg  

1%

Pantothenic acid (B5)  0.05 mg 

1%

Vitamin B6  0.086 mg

7%

Folate (Vit. B9)  2 μg 

1%

Vitamin C  10.8 mg

18%

Calcium  10 mg

1%

Iron  0.36 mg

3%

Magnesium  7 mg

2% 

Manganese  0.071 mg

4% 

Phosphorus  20 mg

3%

Potassium  191 mg  

4%

Zinc  0.07 mg

1%

Percentages are relative to US
recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database