What secret ingredient can take healthy meals to the next level? According to Heather K. Jones, RD, an author and health journalist specializing in weight management and behavior change therapy, the answer is easy: Grapes.
Grapes pack a powerful punch of heart-health antioxidants and polyphenols, Heather notes. Apart from being a natural source of beneficial antioxidants, they are also rich in potassium and vitamin K, which plays a role in helping blood to clot. And, with just 90 calories, no fat, no cholesterol and virtually no sodium in a ¾ cup serving, grapes boast some pretty stellar nutritional stats.
We often think of grapes as a portable snack, but don’t overlook grapes’ stellar cooking potential. Grapes from California, available through January, are a tasty, versatile ingredient that adds a little extra “something” to all types of dishes, from desserts to salads to chicken. Here are nine tasty ideas that are sure to become seasonal favorites: