Monday, August 10, 2009

Food of the Week: Grapes

grapesThe combination of crunchy texture and dry, sweet, tart flavor has made grapes an ever popular between meal snack as well as a refreshing addition to both fruit and vegetable salads. American varieties are available in September and October while European varieties are available year round.

Grapes are small round or oval berries that feature semi-translucent flesh encased by a smooth skin. Some contain edible seeds while others are seedless. Like blueberries, grapes are covered by a protective, whitish bloom. Grapes that are eaten as is or used in a recipe are called table grapes as opposed to wine grapes (used in viniculture) or raisin grapes (used to make dried fruit).

Source: The World's Heathiest Foods

1 comments:

aHziE November 18, 2009 at 5:59 AM  

grapes and other kinds of berries are really helpful to our body. One of the main reason of eating berries is it has an anti oxidant that can prevent and cure cancers and can make you look younger and even stay look younger.

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