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Grapes, Variety

Department of Defense fresh fruits and vegetables fact sheet for grapes.

Product Description

Red or green grape bunches should be well-colored with plump berries firmly attached to green pliable stems. Green varieties are best when yellow-green in color and red varieties are best when all berries are predominantly red.

Peak Growing Season

Available May through February, but California crops peak July through December.

Uses

Grapes are best eaten fresh. Use them in salads, deserts, and main dishes. Can also use as a garnish or snack.

Preparation

Rinse and serve.

Storage

Optimum storage temperature is 32–34 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 90–95 percent. Cartons should be stored off the floor to allow for adequate air circulation. Wash just before serving.

Best If Used By

Grapes will keep for three to five days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Grapes, Green, Seedless

A 1/2 cup serving of seedless green grapes provides:

Calories 52 kcal
Protein 0.54 g
Carbohydrate 13.67 g
Fat 0.12 g
Saturated Fat 0.041 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.27 mg
Calcium 8 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Vitamin C 2.4 mg
Vitamin A 2 RAE
Grapes, Red, Seedless

A 1/2 cup serving of seedless red grapes provides:

Calories 52 kcal
Protein 0.54 g
Carbohydrate 13.67 g
Fat 0.12 g
Saturated Fat 0.041 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.27 mg
Calcium 8 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Vitamin C 2.4 mg
Vitamin A 2 RAE
Grapes, Red, Packaged

 A three ounce package (1/2 cup) of seedless red grapes provides:

Calories 52 kcal
Protein 0.54 g
Carbohydrate 13.67 g
Fat 0.12 g
Saturated Fat 0.041 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.27 mg
Calcium 8 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Vitamin C 2.4 mg
Vitamin A 2 RAE

Sources of Information

Produce Marketing Association [www.pma.com] External link opens in new window or tab.
Produce Oasis [www.produceoasis.com] External link opens in new window or tab.
National Agricultural Library [http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Dole [http://www.dole.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Amy Bell | abell@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-5051 
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