Grapes

All grapes are an amazing snack food. Frozen or raw grapes offer many possibilities. Their flavor is tart and sweet that can add some fun to many other fruits. Benefits including Resveratrol from longevity and antioxidants for immunity! Getting the most it is important to eat the entire grape (the skin has the most abundant source).

Great Grapes

How to Choose and Keep

First off, GO ORGANIC. Grapes are very high on pesticide levels. Grapes are low on the glycemic index giving them low blood sugar benefits

Preparation

When choosing grapes choose the ripest one. They are very plump and have no wrinkles, securely connected to the stem, they should always be stored in the fridge. Best way to keep in fridge is wrap unwashed grapes in a paper towel and place in airtight container or bag. Freezing grapes is a great snack idea. All you need to do wash the grapes and pat them dry. I like to remove them all from the stem and once they are fully dry put into a freezer safe bag and freeze.

Nutrients

Manganese, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Vitamin B6


Action Steps
1. Buy Organic
2. Find fresh green grapes and freeze for snacks throughout the week
3. Find red grapes and mix in a bowl with coconut and coconut nectar. Enjoy a refreshing and healthy dessert.

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