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.
Red Globe grapes are a large, seeded variety of table grapes that are popular in many parts of the world, including in Europe, Asia, and South America. They are known for their round shape, deep red color, and sweet flavor.
Red Globe grapes have a crisp texture and a thick skin that is typically removed before eating. They are commonly used for snacking, but can also be used in recipes for salads, jams, and other dishes.
Available from July to October.