Taste: Concord grapes, with their wax-like coating, have a candy sweet flavor. These grapes are the ones you associate with grape jellies and jams!
- The high amount of antioxidants found in grapes can help with chronic ailments
- Grapes can reduce the effect of LDL (or bad) cholesterol on the blood
When to look for Concord Grapes: Concords are usually ripe and ready by mid-September.
Best Uses for Concord Grapes: Concords got their fame in grape juice and later grape jelly, in part because it’s so easy to remove their skin and seeds. Simply boil the grapes whole, mash with a potato masher or wooden spoon, and strain. If you don’t mind the seeds, they’re also delicious eaten fresh by the handful.
How to Store Concord Grapes: Store these grapes in a plastic container or bag in the fridge, and they should last for up to week before they start to wrinkle.