The best of Spanish grapes are now available at FairPrice supermarket. Red, Green an Black — seedless grapes. Treat yourself to these flavourful delights!
The Spanish grape season spans from August to December. Australia and USA are traditional growers of grapes, together the two countries ensure year-round supply. The Australian grape season stretches from November to early May; and USA from May to January.
Black grapes have a bold blackish-purple skin colour; and with an occasional waxy bloom on the surface. The skin is firm, the pulp tender though somewhat less crunchy than most red or green table grapes. They are exceptionally sweet, juicy and tender. Popular varieties include Autumn Royal, Sable and Midnight Beauty.
Red grape varieties include Flame (round, medium-sized berries) and Crimson (cylindrical, medium-sized) – both seedless; and Red Globe (very large, round and seeded berries) and Ralli (pink, medium-large, short to long elliptic seedless berries, with a thick, slightly touch skin and firm crisp flesh. Bunches are medium in size, conical and loose in density).
Green grapes are low in calories, contain zero grams of fat and pack a nutritional punch. Market’s Best imports seedless varieties of grapes to enhance the eating pleasure — just add these tiny fruits to a variety of healthy dishes to add flavour and nutrition. The more popular varieties of Green grapes include Thomson Seedless, Menindee and Autumn King.
While most grapes today are seedless — you may sometimes find tiny seed traces that are soft and edible.
Grapes are high in antioxidants with high water content and excellent for hydration.
Grapes keep very well – up to two weeks – when stored and handled properly.
Tips on selecting and keeping your grapes fresh
Select grapes that are plump, firm to the touch and firmly attached to the stem
1. Remove any spoilt grapes before storing
2. Store grapes in their original packaging until ready to wash and consume
3. Fresh grapes should be refrigerated