Grapes in the News

Snacking Made Simple

Sometimes simple and sweet is the way to go, especially when you are trying something different at snack time. Crackers can be an easy but bland go-to, and raw vegetables aren’t always an exciting nosh. For snack times that call for deliciously divine flavor, try these Almond Butter Grape Bites instead.

 

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Go for Grapes as a Smart Choice for Health and Wellness

The importance of health and wellness is top of mind for many people. There are many contributing factors to wellness such as diet, physical activity, social engagement and genetics. All are important, but a first step to wellness is choosing healthy foods to fuel the body every day, ideally foods that support health in multiple ways. Consider grapes from California: they are convenient, healthy, hydrating and provide energy to help support healthy and active lifestyles. Eating grapes is also linked to beneficial impacts on the health of specific body parts and systems, including the heart, brain, skin and colon.

 

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Go Sweet and Savory with Grapes

SHAPE magazine features California grapes in the October 2021 issue.  Discover three creative ways to add fresh grapes to meals.

 

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Sweet Pickled Grapes Recipe

While you might have been around the block as far as pickled vegetables go — you’ve likely sampled pickled cucumbers, red onions, and carrots, just to name a few — you might be surprised to hear of this new addition to the pickle canon: pickled grapes.

 

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Bring Freshness to the Table with California Grapes

Canadians often think of grapes as a popular snack and lunchtime item, but why not consider using them to refresh and revitalize our meals? Popular Canadian celebrity Chef and TV personality, Roger Mooking, has been working with California Grapes to integrate this refreshing fruit into a variety of meals that will add some freshness and a boost of flavour to your next meal on or off the grill.

 

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A Grape Catch-up with Celebrity Chef Roger Mooking

One of Mooking’s partnerships is with California Table Grape Commission, where he creates amazing recipes, and helps spread the word on the versatility of cooking with grapes. “I love how grapes seamlessly transition from a travel-friendly snack food, to a raw kitchen ingredient. They can be eaten frozen, bubbling hot, or any temperature in between. The character is unique in each use.”

 

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After-School Snacks Fit for the Family

When it comes to selecting snacks and preparing meals, keep it simple and stock up on foods that are easy to prep and can be used in more than one way. One such food: fresh California grapes, which are abundant throughout the fall and into January. Crisp, juicy grapes can be eaten nearly anytime and anywhere, including school, the office and during after-school activities, at home or away.

 

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Kid-Friendly Brain Food for Busy School Days

Starting a new school year, whether in the classroom or online, brings excitement for kids of all ages. Along with the exciting times can also come early mornings with hectic moments getting ready, including making sure that lunches and snacks are packed for the day ahead. Keep fresh grapes from California on hand as an easy, fresh staple ready to drop into lunches and pack as a portable snack – no need to peel, cut or slice.

 

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Good Housekeeping 2021 Guide to Healthy Plant-based Snacks

It’s more important than ever to eat right to keep yourself healthy. So we’re talking plant-based snacks for summer that are bursting with flavor and nutrients. Here are our favorites snacks, all with the Good Housekeeping nutritionist-approved emblem to help you identify healthier choices at the grocery store and shop smarter for you and your family.

 

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7 Grape Health Benefits That'll Make You Want to Eat the Whole Bunch

The greatness of grapes is real! With the first grape varieties dating as far back as 6000 B.C., this tasty fruit has been a snacking staple for centuries. Although every type of produce has a place in your diet, snacking on green, red or purple varieties can help you get the recommended 1½ to 2 cups of fruit you need each day. Believe it or not, only 10% of Americans eat enough produce according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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We Found Out Which Type of Grape Is Best for You

“Over 20 years of grape research links grapes to a wide variety of health-promoting activities in the body,” says Courtney Romano, M.B.A., R.D., health advisor to the California Table Grape Commission. “Grapes contain over 1600 natural compounds, including antioxidants and other polyphenols.” She adds that polyphenols help protect the health and function of our cells which is the foundation of good health, and that grape polyphenols in particular promote antioxidant activity and influence cell communications that affect important biological processes in the body.

 

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We Found Out if Red, Purple, or Green Grapes are Best

Aside from differences in color and taste, you may be wondering if the different colors of grapes have different nutritional benefits. “All colors of grapes contain beneficial compounds that may work synergistically to benefit health, so eating a variety of grapes is ideal,” Romano says.

 

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12 Nutritionist-Approved Goodies to Snag on Your Next Supermarket Trip

Did you know that about 99% of the table grapes grown in the United States are grown in California? This tasty fruit has been a snacking staple for centuries and boasts a ton of impressive health benefits, from promoting cardiovascular health to boosting cognition. California Table Grapes are a high-volume, nutrient-dense snack that contain over 1600 natural compounds, including antioxidants and other polyphenols.

 

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California Grapes Named Best Fruit Snack by Men’s Health Magazine

According to Men’s Health Magazine, California Grapes are the best fruit snack because they’re loaded with antioxidants and natural sweetness.

 

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Grapes are 'Edible Sunscreen' According to a New Study

A study says nature’s candy can be a valuable supplement to sunblock.  The sun’s ultraviolet rays can be punishing to human skin. Sunblock can mitigate the potential damage, but when it comes to protecting our body’s largest organ, more help is always appreciated. A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) may have just the thing: They’ve just discovered that the consumption of grapes can significantly increase the skin’s resistance to UV rays.

 

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Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Grapes

Fresh grapes are featured in an olive oil cake recipe in the March 2021 issue of SHAPE magazine.

 

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Why Everyone Needs Snack Time

Fresh grapes are included in a snacking article in the March 2021 issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine.

 

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Grapes Act Like ‘Edible Sunscreen,’ Protect Skin From UV Damage and Possibly Cancer

Grapes are a great source of nutrients that keep the inside of a person’s body healthy and strong. A new study finds they may also be doing the same thing for a person’s skin as well. Researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham find the fruit can protect the skin against damage from ultraviolet light.

 

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Der Verzehr von Trauben bietet Schutz vor UV-Hautschäden

Eine kürzlich in der Zeitschrift der American Academy of Dermatology fanden heraus, dass der Verzehr von Trauben gegen ultraviolette (UV) Hautschäden geschützt ist. Die Probanden zeigten eine erhöhte Resistenz gegen Sonnenbrand und eine Verringerung der Marker für UV-Schäden auf zellulärer Ebene. Es wird angenommen, dass natürliche Bestandteile von Trauben, die als Polyphenole bekannt sind, für diese vorteilhaften Wirkungen verantwortlich sind.

 

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Estudio: Consumo de Uva Podría Proteger Contra el Daño de los Rayos UV en la Piel

Un nuevo estudio afirmó que las uvas aumentan la resistencia a las quemaduras solares y reducen los marcadores de daño en la piel. El análisis, publicado recientemente en el Journal of the Academy of Dermatology encontró que consumir uvas protegía contra el daño cutáneo ultravioleta (UV).

 

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These Three Foods Could be Key to Fighting COVID-19 Naturally

Scientist cites grapes, green tea, and dark chocolate as natural ways to ward off COVID-19 infection.

 

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Try These Easy Dishes to Boost Your Immunity

Nourishing meals full of fruits, vegetables, protein-rich foods and whole grains help provide the body’s immune system with the nutrients it needs. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by getting enough sleep, being physically active every day, having enough fluids and reducing stress also help keep the immune system in shape.

 

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California Table Grape Commission's Kathleen Nave Explains New Research Findings That Vitamin K and Flavonoids are Beneficial Against COVID-19

With the entire globe hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, exciting new research has emerged that shows how products from our own fresh produce industry could play an important role in recovery. As Kathleen Nave, President of the California Table Grape Commission, explains, vitamin K and flavonoid compounds found in fresh grapes could help treat those suffering from COVID-19.

 

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Elegant Ideas for a Meal Worth Celebrating

Delighting guests in unexpected ways is the hallmark of exceptional entertaining. With a little creative flair, you can elevate your menu to impress guests with every course.  A savory appetizer is set off beautifully by fresh, sweet grapes in this Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini. Festive, bright and refreshing, grapes are a versatile ingredient that take dishes to the next level, making them ideal for special occasions.

 

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A Special Sweet-Tart Treat for the Holidays

All kinds of holiday celebrations, whether with immediate family or joining loved ones virtually, can be made better with sweet treats that add special meaning to the occasion. Including fresh fruit in your treat can make it an even tastier take on seasonal tradition.

 

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Make Small Holiday Celebrations Special with a Fresh Menu

Holiday festivities with immediate family members or just a few friends rather than larger gatherings may feel different than normal, but you can make the most of the situation with these tips to add intimacy and special meaning to celebratory moments.

 

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7 Grandes Razones Para Comer Más Uvas

Es posible que las uvas ya estén en uno de los primeros lugares de lista de alimentos para merendar, pero hay muchas razones para comer uvas, más allá de su irresistible sabor jugoso y dulce. Probablemente no sepa que las uvas también tienen muchas propiedades que pueden ayudarle a mantener una dieta más fresca y saludable. Con el enfoque reciente en los alimentos a base de plantas, no hay nada mejor que elegir productos agrícolas que pueden servir como un ingrediente vital tanto dulce como salado en sus comidas.

 

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7 Great Reasons to Eat More Grapes

It’s possible that grapes are already high on your list of snackable foods, but there are so many reasons to eat grapes beyond just their irresistible juicy-sweet taste. You may not know that grapes also have many properties that can help you maintain a fresher, healthier diet. With the recent focus on plant-based foods, there’s nothing better than choosing produce that can work equally well as a vital ingredient for a sweet or savory part of your meal.

 

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Make Small Holiday Celebrations Special with a Fresh Menu

Holiday festivities with immediate family members or just a few friends rather than larger gatherings may feel different than normal, but you can make the most of the situation with these tips to add intimacy and special meaning to celebratory moments.

 

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Easy Dishes to Boost Immunity

Staying healthy is important year-round, but especially in the cooler months when temperatures drop, people spend more time inside and germs can spread easily. What you eat and the lifestyle you embrace are critical components of staying healthy.

 

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Eating This Every Day May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

If Alzheimer’s disease runs in your family, you may want to head over to the produce section at your local grocery store pronto. A study finds eating grapes regularly may help ward off the debilitating brain ailment.

 

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Grapes: The Sweet Truth, Part 3, Health Benefits of Grapes

Clearly, Mother Nature put more thought and chemistry into her fruits than just sweetness. Grapes have health benefits that far outweigh their natural sugar content.

 

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Give Spicy Snacks a Sweet Touch with Grapes

Fresh California grapes are an ideal snack and can also be used to make dishes that are satisfying and delicious like these Sweet and Spicy Nachos.

 

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Roast, Stew or Poach Grapes in 8 Recipes Fit for Fall

Per The Washington Post, “grapes of all kinds are wonderful roasted, stewed, marinated, sautéed, or pickled.” Here are eight delicious recipes that use grapes in unique ways.

 

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Global Flavors for Your Weeknight Meals

What turns a recipe into a weeknight favorite? How about something easy and packed with flavor that can be made partly in advance? Add excitement by exploring cuisines like those of North Africa, with flavor contrasts of spicy, sweet and tart. The following recipes use grapes as a fresh accent to the flavorful North African spices in each dish. Grapes are also a handy snack while putting the finishing touches on dinner.

 

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Ellie Krieger Shares Fall Recipe Favorites with California Grapes

Watch Ellie Krieger boost basic fall recipes with California grapes, including avocado toast, kale salad, and sheet-pan chicken.

 

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Support Your Immune System with Grapes

Learn more about boosting immune function by eating more fruits and vegetables, including grapes. Three heart-healthy recipes are included.

 

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Grapes and Immune Health

Grapes can play an important role in immune health. Learn how and discover some tasty ways to incorporate grapes in your next meal.

 

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Boost Your Body with Grapes

From the brain to the heart and the immune system, see how grapes can boost your body towards better health.

 

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Grapes Make the List

A Men’s Health article shows the best foods for men, including grapes.

 

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10 Health Benefits of Grapes

From heart, to brain, and even skin health, Good Housekeeping shows you 10 health benefits of grapes.

 

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Grapes and health

Red grapes ‘are wonder cure for high blood pressure and cholesterol’

 

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ABOUT California TABLE GRAPES

Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. Today, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California's warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With more than 90 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red and black—and are in season from May through January.


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