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.

Preferences: No Fish, No Red Meat, No Pork, No Eggs, No Shellfish, No Gluten, No Nuts, No Seeds, No Soy, No Dairy, No Poultry, No Corn, No Yeast, No Peanuts, No Molds, No Citrus, No Tubers, No Nightshade, No Legumes, No Grains,

About The Author

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.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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