The Juiciest Grapes Are in Season

The Juiciest Grapes Are in Season

Taste Australia celebrates divine table grapes with fellow Malaysians as the perfect anytime snack that packs a punch.

“A completely uncommon texture that releases a rich and velvety taste. To say the least, the seasonal hand-picked Australian grapes are always mesmerizing on the first bite.”

We recently celebrate the season of Taste Australia’s juicy table grapes by joining the “Embracing Grapeness” campaign “accompanied” by the renowned four – Thompson Seedless (green), Crimson Seedless (red), Red Globe (red), and Midnight Beauty (black). There are more than 40 varieties of Australian grapes to choose from and the sweet and juicy Thompson Seedless are amongst Australia’s current favorites. 

The Connotation

Malaysians love grapes and these eye-catching bright coloured superfoods are the perfect anytime snack, adding them to your daily diet will give you a much-needed antioxidant boost. Made from approximately 80-percent water and containing high amounts of fibre, not only do they hydrate, cleanse, and detoxify active bodies but they help keep your gut healthy.

Sweet and crunchy well-describes the taste, they sure do pack a punch. Rich in phytonutrients, such as resveratrol, quercetin, anthocyanin and catechin, these jam-packed precious fruits are also a good source of vitamin C and Vitamin B6 that helps prevent heart diseases by inhibiting the build-up of plaque in coronary arteries, as well as inhibiting the growth of some cancers. But that’s not all! With a low glycaemic index (GI) and being both fat and cholesterol free, grapes are also a great source of long-lasting energy and a perfect pick-me-up when you are peckish.

Grapes are also known for being great for the eyes. New research has revealed that eating grapes helps protect healthy retinal cells from damage and helps stabilise blood glucose levels after a meal, making them ideal for elderly parents or grandparents.

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The Selections

Produced in the premier grape vine region of Victoria, and throughout South-Eastern Queensland, these superfruits are hand-picked to ensure quality and to avoid bruising.

How can I choose the perfect grapes?

When selecting grapes, an important indication of freshness can be seen from the green stem and the presence of a powdery white residue on the skin called bloom. Grapes that have bloomed are generally picked more recently and had very little contact with moisture, which means it was transported through an efficient cold chain. Another top tip when selecting green grapes is to choose a bunch with a golden tint, as this means they have a sweeter flavour.

Grape Pairings

“Grapes are so versatile and pair well with a large variety of speciality cheeses such as brie, blue cheese, ricotta as well as nuts. They can be the perfect addition to a sweet or savoury recipe for a refreshing twist. You can even cut them in half, freeze them, and use them instead of ice as a natural way to chill and sweeten drinks. Grapes also fit well for children’s meals as they are bite-sized, easy to pack, and incredibly sweet.” Chef Annette of TCH Foodworks spoke about pairing food with table grapes.

Some serving ideas include frozen grapes topped on muesli and many more. Grapes are a wonderful after-school snack for kids, they contain potassium which supports healthy growth and development. In addition, they are best for post-workout and are rich in all-natural energy to fuel you post-workout.

Visit AEON, Jaya Grocer, Village Grocer, Giant, TMC, Cold Storage & Mercato to get your hands on this much-loved Australian fruit, and enjoy their perfectly fresh taste and crunchy texture.

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Source: Taste Australia Malaysia

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