These tweets about grapes by Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD are perfect for fall!
- Grapes are one of the most popular fruits consumed and come in a variety of shapes, colors and flavors. There are white or green grapes, purple, red and black grapes.
- Grapes are botanically a berry and are grown in several parts of the world including California, Italy and the Middle East.
- Red grapes contain the cancer-fighting chemical called resveratrol. It has also been found to have anti-aging properties.
- A 1-cup serving of grapes contains just 62 calories, 176 mg of potassium and .8 grams of dietary fiber. A cup of candy would have around 750 calories!
- Grapes can be eaten solo or added to salads for taste and texture.
- Frozen grapes make a great, healthy snack or dessert.
Hi-Phy Fruit Salad
1 cup sliced canned peaches in juice
1 cup skinless red grapes, sliced in half
1 cup diced kiwi
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
- Mix all ingredients in medium-sized mixing bowl. Chill until ready to serve.
- Serve in individual dessert glasses.
Serves 4. Each 3/4 cup serving: 107 calories, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 20g sugars, 1g protein.
Here is a handout you can download now that has a great message to try grapes! Try-Grapes
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Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and owner of Sound Bites Nutrition in Cincinnati. She shares her clinical, culinary, and community nutrition knowledge through cooking demos, teaching, and freelance writing. Lisa is a regular contributor to Food and Health Communications and Today’s Dietitian and is the author of the Healing Gout Cookbook, Complete Thyroid Cookbook, and Heart Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook. Her line of food pun merchandise, Lettuce beet hunger, supports those suffering food insecurity in Cincinnati. For more information, visit her website: https://soundbitesnutrition.com/