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  • Keep your grapes refrigerated and they will last much longer
  • The best grapes are somewhat firm and are strongly tethered to their stem
  • Grapes do not ripen after being harvested from the vine
  • The most popular red table grapes include: Other popular table grape varieties include the following: Cardinal, Emperor (bright red), Flame seedless, and Catawba
  • The most popular red grape varieties in terms of wine are Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, and Zinfandel
  • Antioxidants in grapes can help with weight loss and improve circulation
  • The skin of the grape is loaded with resveratrol which is a polyphenol antioxidant that helps to fight cancer and heart disease
  • 2-3 Lbs of grapes are required to make a bottle of wine
  • Grapes are berries because they fall into a family of fruits where a single ovary ripens and becomes the skin of the fruit
  • The first California vineyard was cultivated by Spanish missionaries in the late 18th century
  • Grapes are included on the Environmental Working Group's list of the "Dirty Dozen" which are fruits carrying pesticides
  • Imported grapes are considered one of the top sources of pesticides and some are laced with 25 different pesticide types
  • Pesticides are designed to stay intact with water, so many health advocates suggest washing grapes with soap
  • Wine grapes are different from those we eat because they have seeds, a more acidic flavor, and a thick skin
  • An overwhelming majority of grapes grown in the USA are grown in California
  • When freezing grapes for the purpose of a refreshing snack, make sure you remove the moisture and separate to prevent them from sticking together
  • Grape vineyards are highly concentrated in Italy, Spain, and France making up about a third of all vineyards in the world
  • Grapes were important to the Bible, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, and have been found in Egyptian tombs
  • Seedless grapes are created through a mechanism called stenospermocarpy where the seeds are aborted during development
  • The species of grape that was brought to America is known as the Muscadine grape or 'vitis rotundifolia'
  • The original grape species was harvested in modern day Iran and Afghanistan in close proximity to the Black sea over 6000 years BC
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