The Healthy Snack
HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS FOR PEOPLE ON THE GO
When you want an anytime snack, go with a bunch of healthy. Go with grapes from California. Whether you're headed to a workout, hitting the road, or hosting a party, grapes go where you go.
From yoga to running, reward your body with California grapes when working out. Enjoy a handful of grapes pre-workout or post-workout for a shot of hydration and energy. Mix grapes with almonds, peanuts, or pumpkin seeds – or top cottage cheese or Greek yogurt with grapes – for a grape-enhanced protein boost. For a healthy snack that’s as flexible as you are, go with grapes.
Next time you set out for a hike, take some California grapes. Healthy, hydrating, and oh-so-packable, fresh grapes will help keep that spring in your step. Want to indulge a bit? Add some dark chocolate to the mix. For a natural snack bursting with flavor, grab a bunch of grapes.
When you’re looking for a healthy summer snack, look for grapes from California. They’re juicy, crisp, and hydrating on a hot summer day. Ever try a frozen grape? Summer is the time to do it. Each frozen grape is like a bite of healthy sorbet. For a healthy summertime snack, go with grapes from California.
Need a snack the entire family can enjoy? Ditch the chips and instead go with grapes from California to share healthy snacks with family. Healthy and bursting with flavor, California grapes are a shareable snack for the whole family.
Whatever the score, serving grapes at the game makes everybody a winner. Treat players to something healthy, natural, and bursting with incredible flavor. Pack grapes from California into individual, zippable bags for hungry players - and their fans! For a healthy game-time snack, go with grapes from California.
Grapes go where you go, so for a portable snack that’s healthy and natural, go with grapes from California. On a train or in the car, pack grapes to go – on their own or as part of a snack combo or bento box lunch – for a healthy snack or side.
Have a lot of homework or studying to do? Then make sure you’re ready with a bowl of California grapes, the smart study snack. Go with grapes from California for a healthy, energizing snack that will keep you satisfied through the hard work.
Set the table with grapes from California for an added burst of color and texture to your home décor. Not only do grapes make a beautiful decoration, but your family and friends will love the addition of edible décor. Try decorating with different varieties for fresh pops of color – from deep reds to cool greens to gorgeous blacks, go with grapes from California for a decorative snack.
A WHOLE BUNCH OF HEALTHY
Research into the potential impact to our health when consuming grapes suggests that the whole grape - which contains over 1,600 natural plant compounds, including antioxidants and other polyphenols - offers a range of intriguing health benefits when included in our daily diet. The most significant among the grape phytonutrients is a "family" of compounds called polyphenols. All grapes - red, green, and black - contain polyphenols. They are found in every part of the grape: the skin, the flesh, and the seeds. Simply put, grape polyphenols appear to protect the health and function of our cells. That sounds pretty basic - which it is - but how these influential compounds accomplish the job is both complex and fascinating.
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DID YOU KNOW...
At a crop value of $1.76 billion in 2018, California table grape growers harvested more than 116 million boxes of grapes, sending them to consumers worldwide.
There are about 450 table grape farming operations in California.
California grapes are your local grapes! 99% of the commercially grown table grapes in the United States are grown in California.
Grapes from California are available May through January.
Grapes are considered berries, with an average of 100 berries on a bunch.
If left alone, a grapevine will spread 50 feet or more.
One of the most popular Chinese tongue twisters (chi putao bu tu putao pi) means, “When you eat grapes, don’t spit out the skin.” Turns out that’s a good piece of advice! Grapes are a source of beneficial phytonutrients, which are found in the skin as well as the flesh and seeds of the grape. One of the most widely known phytonutrients, resveratrol, is being studied around the world for a vast array of promising potential health benefits.
There are 200+ recipes on our website to help inspire your next meal, snack, or dessert.
A Spanish tradition called “the twelve grapes of luck” dates back to 1895 and consists of eating a grape with each bell strike at midnight on January 1. Many believe this leads to a year of prosperity.