Bunches of red, purple and green grapes

How to select

Choose plump, firm grapes that are firmly attached to the stem.

How to prepare

  • Wash grapes right before use. 
  • Rinse in a colander under running water and pat dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. 
  • Use grapes whole or chopped into smaller pieces.

How to store

Store grapes in a plastic bag or container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Peak season


Ways to use

  • Try frozen grapes for a sweet treat.
  • Add grapes to yogurt, salads, or gelatin.
  • Add chilled grapes to your favorite low-fat chicken, seafood, or pasta salad.
  • Try cubed cheese and whole wheat crackers topped with sweet grapes. 
  • Grapes are a quick and easy portable snack for on the road. Just rinse and enjoy!

Fun facts

  • Grapes are one of the oldest fruits known.
  • Grapes are considered nature’s candy because of their sweetness. Unlike candy, grapes are packed with vitamin C and other nutrients that help you stay healthy.
  • Concord grapes are the only variety native to North America—other native fruits are blueberries and cranberries.
  • Grapes are grown and harvested on all continents except Antarctica.
  • About 97% of all grapes sold in the U.S. are grown in California.

Nutrition info and facts

Grapes contain nutrients that promote eye and cardiovascular health as well as prevent cancer. Grapes are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins & minerals. The water and fiber content in grapes promotes hydration and digestive regularity.

1 cup red or green grapes = 104 calories, 1 g protein, < 1 g fat, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 288 mg potassium

Learn more

Growing grapes in the home garden (UMN Extension)

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MedicalNewsToday. What are the health benefits of grapes? October 19, 2023.