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Grapes are more than just a delicious snack: They’re also a great source of several nutrients, and they’re a great topping on your salads and cereal.

Pick up some fresh grapes today from your local grocery store.

What’s so great about grapes:

  • They’re a good source of antioxidants and fiber.
  • Grapes are free of fat and cholesterol.
  • They may reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer.

What’s the best way to eat grapes:

  • Eat them fresh as a healthy snack.
  • Add fresh grapes to salads.
  • Add unsweetened raisins to cereals and salads.
  • Freeze grapes for a treat on a hot summer day.

Selection & Preparation

  1. Select red or green grapes that are plump, well-colored and firmly attached to the stem. Avoid soft or wrinkled grapes.
  2. Store in refrigerator unwashed in a plastic bag for up to one week.
  3. Wash before eating.
  4. No need to cook!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Grapes

Recipe from marthastewart.com

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces Brussels sprouts (about 8 cups), halved or quartered, if large
  • 24 ounces grapes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. On 2 rimmed baking sheets, toss Brussels sprouts and grapes with oil and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast, until caramelized and tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Drizzle each tray with 1 teaspoon vinegar and scrape up all caramelized bits with a spoon. Toss in walnuts.

Makes 10 servings. 

Nutritional information per serving:

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fiber: 4g