With their crunchy texture and taste ranging from sweet to tart, grapes are one of the most popular snacks across the globe. Fossil evidence of cultivated grapes has been found as far back as 8,000 years ago in the area now known as Iran. Today grapes can be enjoyed in fruit and vegetable salads, or can be frozen for a healthy late night snack.


Nutrition

  • Very Low in Saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium
  • Very good source of vitamins C and K
  • Abundance of antioxidant phytonutrients such as resveratrol that numerous studies have touted as being able to reduce the risk of developing heart disease and cancer

Tips for Selection

  • Choose grapes that are plump, free from wrinkles, not leaking juice and are firmly attached to a healthy looking stem
  • Green grapes should have a slight yellowish hue; red grapes should be mostly red; and purple and blue-black grapes should be deep and rich in color depending on the variety