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September 23, 2016
A cluster of Grapes!

Grapes….

Grapes are said to be the oldest cultivated fruit. They have been continuously present in Greece for the past 4000 years!

First of all… many people avoid eating grapes because it is said that they are fattening! WROOOOOOONG!!!!!! They are one of the few foods where you can actually eat 100 grapes that only add up to 60 calories! Just so you can get a feel… a slice of pizza has 300 calories…. so in order for you to eat its equivalent in grapes, you would have to eat half a kilo!!

Hmmm.. let’s see…. half a kilo of grapes or a slice of pizza…. which one would you choose??!! Besides, who could ever stop at 1 slice of pizza? (Well, I actually did yesterday but with much willpower a great pain in my heart!!)

So, we come to realize that grapes are awesome… nutritionally too because health wise, I’ve looked in to it and found that they are a panacea!! In ancient times people would undergo “grape therapy” in order to detoxify the body.

Grapes are great for cellulite, the mind and even for cancer. They are packed with antioxidants and are super beneficial to your health. Grapes are the best choice for dieting because it helps with water retention as well as cellulite. Also, red wine is not the only type of wine that fights cancer. Both red and white wine do.

We may as well name grapes “The King of Fruits”!

Autumn is a time where we should consume large quantities of grapes…

There are also so many different varieties of grapes that there is a type for each of us! Choose your favorite color or taste and make them a part of your daily diet.

I’d like to share some of my recipes with grapes with you…

Of course I haven’t even touched on grape must, grape molasses or wine and all the recipes that you can make with them…. They deserve to have a diary dedicated to them alone!   

But for now… GRAPES!

Frozen Sweet and Sour Grapes

Focaccia with Grapes and Rosemary

Cinnamon and Peppercorn Pickled Grapes

Grape Must and Grape Molasses

Pickled Grapes

 

 

 

 

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