Grapes come in many colors and shapes. There are red, green, and purple grapes, seedless grapes. Jelly, jam, juice, and raisins are made from it, not to mention wine. Nutritionists say that every person needs to eat at least a handful of these berries every day. But for the grapes to e good in taste and benefit the body, it is important to choose them correctly.
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How to buy grapes in the store and the market
- Pay attention to the branch; it should be green and not dried up – this is an indicator of the grapes’ freshness. If the branches are no longer green and flexible, then the grapes have been stored for too long, and it is not safe to buy them. The branches dry out first and turn brown.
- Only dense and firm grapes are useful. And if the berries are loose or stained, you shouldn’t buy them. Most likely, the grapes are either overripe or overexposed in the cold.
- Do not pick berries that have fallen from the branches, as they deteriorate much faster. Finally, these grapes are more likely to have various kinds of pathogens.
- If you buy grapes from a store, do not take pre-packaged grapes. It can be either unripe or rotten. The grapes must be stored without a film – to “breathe” and not spoil.
How to store grapes at home
Experts recommend storing grapes in a cool place, best of all in the refrigerator but not next to any strong-smelling foods since the berries easily absorb odors. It is best to keep the grapes in the fruit compartment without a plastic bag. Do not cover the berries to prevent the growth of bacteria.
How to eat grapes
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If you want to eat a bunch of grapes right away, then wash them well, and if you plan to do it in the evening or the next day, you should not wash the grapes. Washed berries quickly deteriorate, and it is better to process them with water immediately before eating.
Nutritionists advise eating 10-12 grapes at a time, along with the skin and seeds. The latter must be chewed because it is the bones that contain 90% of the vitamins.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle