Early Sweet Grapes
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.
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.
Early Sweet Grapes is a variety of grape that is known for its high sugar content and early ripening. It is also sometimes referred to as Early Muscat or Muscat Hamburg. As the name suggests, Early Sweet Grapes typically ripen earlier in the growing season compared to other grape varieties. This makes them a popular choice for growers who want to harvest their grapes earlier and get them to market sooner. Early Sweet Grapes are often used for table grapes, as well as for making juice, jams, and wine. They are typically small to medium-sized, with a sweet, musky flavor.
Available from May to July.