Weeeird... The green grapes we always buy locally here are a bit sweeter than the red I buy for myself. Today, I learned!
Definitely firm (squishy grapes are gross!) and ideally freshly removed from the fridge so their super cold.
Callmecarrie, as a grape fanatic who indulges daily, I typically call a "serving" about one cup. Not sure if that's the standard, but it's what I use. The size of the grapes will make the count vary widely, so I just pull and measure (or eyeball it since margin for error is pretty forgiving given the calorie punch). One cup is about 62 calories, 16 carb (15 sugar, ~1g fiber, 0.5g protein). Not sure why, but I find it very filling. Maybe because they're often my afternoon snack, so I pop them one at a time between working on things, and it lasts me most of the afternoon.
Any crisp fresh grapes are OK with me, although I really like the green grapes. What is generally considered a serving? Is it 10 grapes? I know they can be high in sugar. One other grape-related question: is it acceptable in grocery stores to partially unpack a bag of grapes and put more in one bag and less than another? They're sold by the pound and usually in 2 lb bags, which is way too much for my husband and I. I want to buy them, but only about a pound.
5/29/14 8:16 A
Green! The red ones are just a little too sweet, but if they are cold I will eat them.
5/29/14 8:08 A
I like both when seedless
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1,172 5/29/14 12:58 A
I like them all but mostly I buy the green ones since it's easier to find the seedless variety year round. I hate the seeded ones.
I prefer red over any other grapes, but I'll eat them all.
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5/28/14 10:45 P
First choice black, second choice red, third choice white/green--no deep, interesting reason other than flavor preference. I agree with others, though, that they really have to be firm and crisp.
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360 5/28/14 10:15 P
Red grapes, green grapes, black grapes, I love them all!
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572 5/28/14 9:45 P
As long as they're not rotten.
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3,444 5/28/14 7:49 P
Red bc I think they have more resveratrol.
5/28/14 6:49 P
Red grapes! But they have to be those small firm ones.
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5/28/14 6:29 P
I am very picky about grapes...BTW red grapes are actually higher in sugar but make a dryer less sweet wine where white grapes are less sweet and make a sweeter less dry wine, go figure. I like them when they are very fresh and firm, but they have to be green. However I love red wine and drink it over white wines usually.
5/28/14 5:38 P
I like either as long as they are firm and sweet. I don't like mushy grapes.
Do you like red or green/white grapes the best? Do you have a reason?
I prefer red grapes over white. While I generally prefer a sweeter fruit and white are sweeter than red, I just like the taste of red grapes better. My preference has been established for years, then I found this article which made me happy about the extra nutritional value...so my choice stuck with me. www.3fatchicks.com/the-difference-between- red-green-and-white-grapes/ My hubby and son prefer white, so we buy both.
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