Fruits are an important part of a healthy eating pattern and the source of many vital nutrients, including potassium, folate (folic acid), and antioxidants including polyphenols. Fruit such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and citrus also contain phytochemicals that are being studied for their added health benefits.
Fruit is the sweet or savory product of a plant that typically contains seeds. Fruits can be consumed fresh, cooked, or processed into various food products such as juices, jams, and dried fruits. Some common types of fruits include apples, bananas, oranges, strawberries, grapes, pineapples, and watermelons. Fruits are generally considered to be healthy due to their high content of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Grapes are nutritious, sweet as candy, and have been essential to the good life since the dawn of civilization. Served in fresh bunches, in dried snack-friendly nuggets or with their essence squeezed and fermented into intoxicating elixirs, grapes take on various forms to satisfy our appetites. Read on to learn more about them.
Grapes are also rich in antioxidants, which help protect the body’s cells against oxidative stress, a mechanism linked to cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, darker grapes, such as Concord and purple varieties, are especially high in antioxidants. Grapes are the perfect addition to your 1.5 to 2 cups of recommended daily fruit intake.
Crimson grapes are a red seedless variety of table grapes that are commonly grown in California, USA. They are known for their vibrant red color, sweet flavor, and juicy texture.
Crimson grapes are medium to large in size and have a round to slightly oval shape. They have a firm texture and a thin, edible skin. They are commonly used for snacking, but can also be used in recipes for salads, desserts, and drinks.
Available from July to October.