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Old 08-26-2006, 06:34 AM   #1
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Best way to store grapes?

In or out of the fridge? Plastic bag or plastic colander?

Otherwise?

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Old 08-26-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
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Out of the bag, always. I like to keep them out of the fridge for some reason, but if they are not going to get eaten soon then the fridge will make them last longer.

For much longer term storage we will use the freezer and eat them frozen.
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I put them in a bowl with a damp cloth... in the fridge
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Oh I also pick them off the bunch
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:55 AM   #5
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Like GB, I too leave them out if they are going to be consumed promptly. Other then that, the fridge will keep them longer.

I LOVE frozen grapes!
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:12 AM   #6
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I am an 'in the fridge in a berry bowl' kinda gal. A berry bowl has holes and a plate below to catch the drips..
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I prefer all my fruit at room temp, however, grapes will keep longer in the fridge. I usually put a small bowl on the counter with the rest in the fridge and refill as needed.
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:20 AM   #8
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Being we have several grape vines growing, I pick them, bring them in and remove the grapes from the stem and rinse them..Little critters in there you know Then, eat a few and put the rest on a clean dish towel and into the refrigerator..I like them at room temp, but they last longer being kept cool.

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Old 08-26-2006, 02:23 PM   #9
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Frozen grapes? And they defrost to a good texture? Wow - I'll try it! Mine don't usually get stored for that long, but every now and again i think I'll be clever and buy more than I can eat, and then the inevitable happens and they get binned...now I'll freeze them.
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We actually eat them frozen lulu. Try it, you will be amazed.
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After posting I ran and slammed some in the freezer.....i'll let you know what I think
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:38 PM   #12
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:47 PM   #13
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Do they keep longer off the stem?

Thanks for the answers, everyone!

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Old 08-26-2006, 03:00 PM   #14
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Frozen grapes taste great. They also act as a ice cubes if put in a punch. I'd say if they are frozen they would last a pretty long time. I like the idea of putting them in the fridge with a paper towel - good idea.
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Do they keep longer off the stem?

Thanks for the answers, everyone!

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Hi Osis,
I take them off the stem because, I've had them get moldy..All you need is one that is nicked and starting to turn and left out on the counter, what a mess...Besides, this way I can grab a hand full and not have to bother picking them off, I can just pop em in my mouth Lazy, lazy...

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In the plastic bag they came in, which is inside another plastic bag from the produce section of the store, in the refrigerator's fruit bin. I like grapes cold, but I rinse them before eating. Been doing that for 40+ years.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:48 AM   #17
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Frozen grapes taste great. They also act as a ice cubes if put in a punch.
I love the grape ice cube idea! Do they sink or float I wonder?!
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I use to use them as a sorbet garnish. wait for a little condensation after removing from the freezer, then toss in suger in the raw. Cool lil crunchy nuggets of goodness.

As for the sinkers or floaters, I think they float.
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:46 AM   #19
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I love grapes.
It's hard to find a place for them at my house.
They don't last as long out of the fridge, so sometimes we don't finished them before they rot.
When they are in the fridge we forget about them, and then they rot. :(
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:35 PM   #20
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WOW! While I type this I am eating my second ever frozen grape! They are great...but next time I will only do the smaller grapes, the big ones are too big and hurting my teeth, lol

If anyone else hasn't tried this do....these are going to be a big help as a craving buster on my diet!
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