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Old 05-05-2019, 07:45 PM
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Why buy red grapes with seeds?


I bought some grapes with seeds by accident. I did not know they even existed now. Are they a lot cheaper than seedless? Or do people use them to make jam or jelly?
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It's been a while since I've had seeded grapes, but it seems to me that they had a slightly different flavor profile, less sugary, more grapey...um ok thats sort of vague, not even sure how to define grapey ...less sugary without being less sweet maybe
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I've got an ex brother-in-law that will only buy grapes with seeds because because "seedless grapes are GMO filth!"

Sometimes it's just not worth the argument.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:29 PM
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At my farmer’s market, they’re usually cheaper. The ones I buy are nice and juicy, so I don’t mind spitting out the seeds.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:42 PM
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I enjoy biting into the seeds, tbh. Kind of a nice crunch in the middle of the grape.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:56 AM
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they're 2 different flavors......the red is tarter and has more of a wine-y taste......

the normal purple grapes are in between
and the green seedless are sweet
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There are a lot of different varieties of grapes. Thousands of them -- though you're not likely to find thousands of them in any particular market area, and only a handful are common in standard store distribution chains.

They all have different flavors, though differences can be subtle. The ordinary green seedless grape is, to me, effectively tasteless: they're wet and sweet, but that's all. IME seeded grapes usually have more flavor than seedless, though that's not the only factor affecting flavor (and weather, soil type, ripeness at harvest, and other factors are also involved, not just variety.)
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The most delicious grapes I ever had were those we used to beg off of Spanish wine-grape farmers. There are so many kinds of luscious grapes.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:24 AM
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I prefer the taste of Red Globe grapes, which have seeds, to other varieties of red grapes that are available here. But the seeds put me off, so I rarely buy them.

People continue to buy seeded grapes because they like the taste and don't mind spitting out the seeds or crunching them.
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I enjoy biting into the seeds, tbh. Kind of a nice crunch in the middle of the grape.
Wait, you eat the seeds?

I've always spit them out. Maybe because I grew up mostly eating seedless grapes? Do other people eat the seeds?

Sometimes I buy seeded grapes because they're the ones that taste the best. This would be at the farmers market where you can taste test things. I don't imagine I'd ever buy them in the store.
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I don't know what kind of grapes they were, but an aunt had a house in New Straitsville, OH with a grape arbor in the backyard. I was about 15, and it was the first time I'd eaten a grape directly off the vine. It had seeds and was absolutely delicious. Well, the ambience probably didn't hurt.

It was until decades later that I ate another grape off the vine at Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma. Doesn't matter if they have seeds, but fresh off the vine is great!
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Wait, you eat the seeds?

I've always spit them out. Maybe because I grew up mostly eating seedless grapes? Do other people eat the seeds?

Sometimes I buy seeded grapes because they're the ones that taste the best. This would be at the farmers market where you can taste test things. I don't imagine I'd ever buy them in the store.
I usually spit out the seeds, ('cuz it's fun, like spittin' out watermelon seeds), but I'll occasionally crunch one up and eat it.
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