Grapes are a type of fruit that grow in clusters of 15 to 300, and can be crimson, black, dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink. "White" grapes are actually green in color, and are evolutionarily derived from the purple grape.
What to look for
Grapes should be plump, juicy, firm and well coloured. When selecting produce look at the condition of the stems. Dry and shriveled stems indicate an aged product while green, plump looking stems are indicative of good quality grapes that have been airfreighted and cared for in transport.
From December to June
Ways to eat
Of course, green grapes served on their own work as a healthy and convenient snack, and freezing grapes to snack on can cool you down in the cooler months. But that's not all they're good for. Use frozen green grapes as "ice cubes" in your water to keep it cool and impart subtle flavor, and make green grape smoothies from coconut water, spinach, green grapes and chopped green apple. Add chopped green grapes to your chicken salad, or add sliced grapes to a veggie wrap for unexpected sweetness.