The grapes are from the family of the Polygonáceas. The different kinds of wines are made with them.
It is observed in its firm texture to the touch. Tender stems (not stiff or dry or brown, because they are not so fresh). Characteristic odor (not fermented, because they would be damaged or smeared with stale juice from which they have broken down or damaged and will shorten their “useful life”). Its shell (bark) must be matte, because the rather bright peels are not so fresh. There are different kinds and colors (light green, pink, dark, etc.) and they must be of Matt crust, because those of shell rather bright, are not so fresh. There are also dehydrated (raisins). (See dehydrated products).
When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.
They are consumed alone, in cheese table, salads of fruits, juices, decoration for buffets and desserts among others. -Frozen, to cool and decorate cocktails and beverages in general. Be careful with children who are not going to choke on them.
They can be stored at room temperature in cold climates. They can also be refrigerated already ripe, clean and dry in container without lid and are retained for longer. There are dehydrated grapes (raisins) that are preserved for months at room temperature in a cool and dry place. (see Purchase, storage and conservation of dehydrated).
Fresh grapes:-at room temperature in a fruit bowl where the sun does not give them direct sunlight, approximately 8 days. -Refrigerated, 10-12 days approx. -Frozen (to cool cocktails), 3 months. -Raisins, at room temperature, for months. Its duration also depends on the freshness at the time of your purchase. Conservation: Freeze. Cool. Temp. Environment. Duration: 3 months. 10-12 days. Approximately 8 days.
-You can freeze grapes in plastic container with lid in layers separated by plastic, to place inside the cocktails, decorate and cool. -It is advisable not to cook the fruit for beverages, since it loses nutrients.
Nutrients and properties.
The grape contains,-minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and sodium. -and vitamins C, A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and E.-For pregnant women because it helps to prevent spina bifida, an alteration in the development of the fetal nervous system. -Avoid and reduce stress. -The seeds of the grapes contain an oil very rich in fatty acids. -The grape is moisturizing. -Antidote against free radicals (antioxidant), which are the main promoters of ageing. -Prevents the development of cardiovascular, degenerative and cancer diseases. -Helps in the production of red and white blood cells. -For high blood pressure. -Prevents the formation of cataracts and protects the vision. -Helps the immune system. -Prevents the formation of blood clots. -Helps the brain to function well. -Grape juice is recommended against cardiovascular diseases. -Against constipation (eat with skin and nuggets). It is not recommended for people with kidney stones. (See nutrient content in fruits).
The grapes are not frozen to preserve them, because they damage their texture and become insipid. -It is advisable not to give the infants frozen grapes, because they can drown (jam). -periodically check the condition of the product, its storage and conservation, to be able to consume it in time.