The grape is a
popular small fruit. Dried grapes are called raisins.
Grapes are commonly used to make jam, jelly, and wine.
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Half of the world's fruit
production goes to grapes. Most grapes are used for
production of foods marketed as being without added sugar.
For this use, the juice is treated to remove the flavor
and pretty much everything else except for the sugar and
Though not always, flavor
can usually be guessed by color and size. Very large
grapes tend to have a weak flavor. Green grapes also tend
to have a weak flavor. Red grapes tend to have a fairly
full flavor. Purple grapes tend to have the flavor of red
grapes plus a sort of harsh bitter taste. Grapes with
seeds tend to have better flavor than grapes without
Grapes are not normally
cooked, except to demonstrate odd properties of a
microwave oven. Cut the grape nearly in half, leaving a
very thin connection. Place the grape in the microwave
oven with the cut sides up. Microwave the grape. Probably
this is not a good procedure for you to try.