Helpful tips for washing grapes the right way
Knowing how to wash grapes is important since they grow on our sunny ranches and are exposed to outside elements. Plus, knowing how to wash and store grapes the right way will save you money by keeping your grapes fresh longer! Here are some tips on how to wash your Sun World grapes.
- Store Your Grapes Unwashed: In order to keep your grapes fresh longer, it is best to store grapes in the refrigerator unwashed and in their original container or bag. Any extra moisture from washing will speed up the decay process. Simply rinse what you need just before serving or adding to a recipe.
- Use Cool, Running Water: We always recommend washing grapes under cool, running water – either by placing them in a colander or holding them in your hand. While washing, it’s wise to remove any grapes that are broken or show signs of decay. Rinse for about 30 seconds to a minute.
- Make Your Grapes Sparkle: The waxy, white substance commonly found on grape berries – called “bloom” – helps to prevent moisture loss and is completely safe to eat. But, some grape lovers enjoy eating grapes when they are bloom-free and sparkling clean. To achieve this look, baking soda or salt can be used to gently scrub bloom from the berries. Be sure to never use soap or detergents as they can leave behind a film that is not safe to consume.
We hope you find these tips on how to wash grapes helpful! And if you’re looking for a way to incorporate grapes into your favorite meals and recipes, get those grapes nice and clean and visit our Recipe Page for tons of great ideas.