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Look for firm, plump, and brightly colored clusters of grapes. The grapes should be firmly attached to the stem. Avoid buying grapes that are soft, wrinkled or feel sticky. Also, avoid buying grapes with brown spots or dry, brittle stems.
No need to toss all the grapes if you see some that look moldy or wrinkled. Pick through the bunch and get rid of only the bad ones to prevent the mold from spreading to the rest of the bunch.
If you notice a white coating on your grapes, they are still good to eat. This is called bloom and is a naturally occurring substance that protects grapes from losing moisture and decay.
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Grapes come in many colors, including white, red, black, blue, green, purple and golden!
c Grapes help your body heal cuts and wounds, and help lower your risk of infection because they contain Vitamin C.
k Grapes help stop cuts and scrapes from bleeding too much and start the healing process because they contain Vitamin K.
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8 handmade-style corn tortillas or store-bought tostadas
As needed cooking spray or vegetable oil of choice
2 cups seedless grapes, chopped
1 cup chopped jicama (about 1/2 medium jicama)
1 avocado, diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño, seeded & finely chopped
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 (15-ounce) can refried beans, warmed
4 servings. Two tostadas each.
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