Grapes have been cultivated for as long as 5,000 years and are classified as “European” (Thomson Seedless, Flame Seedless, Red Globe) or “American” (Concord, Steuben, Delaware).

Grapes contain a number of phytonutrients including ellagic acid, quercetin, and resveratrol.

HEALING TIP: Because grapes are one of the most heavily pesticided crops, and listed on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen, be sure to choose organic grapes.

Glycemic Index=46
Glycemic Load=8
Antioxidant Score* (ORAC)=1,260 and 1,118

*Red grapes (1,260) and green/white grapes (1,118)

Selecting and Storing Grapes

Choose plump grapes with a slight powdery frost (what is referred to as a "bloom") - it's a sign of freshness. Place unwashed grapes in a plastic bag and store them in the crisper of the refrigerator. They should keep for about a week.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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