Grape season is here! A choice fruit for late summer, grapes are full of powerful antioxidants. Many of us are familiar with the study that came out years ago that left the media presenting the suggestion that we should drink one glass of red wine a day for our heart health. This is because the powerful antioxidant resveratrol has been shown to help prevent damage to blood vessels and reduce out “bad” cholesterol, known as LDL. However, alcohol is considered a toxin and can be damaging to our health. So how do we get resveratrol in our diet without red wine? Grapes. You can also find it in other fruits, such as blueberries and blackberries. Grapes are a common snack, but most people don’t use them in their cooking. This recipe is a unique sweet and savory way to cook with grapes and get some heart-healthy antioxidants in your system!
Although grilled shrimp and couscous, a quick cook pasta, make a perfect combination, you wouldn’t think to combine with grapes but the flavors blend very well for a refreshing and healthy seafood meal!
Enjoy your fruits of the farmers market with this refreshing dish. This low calorie, nutrient packed dish is a great addition to any meal and a great way to get your fruit servings for the day.