As the weather warms up, we’re all looking for refreshing foods to help us cool down. One of the most popular treats for warm-weather snacking is Cotton Candy grapes. While it may sound like a food straight from the mind of Willy Wonka, there’s nothing fictional about this fruit. Cotton Candy grapes are as authentic as apples or bananas.
Some may ask if Cotton Candy grapes have more sugar than regular grapes. One cup of regular grapes contains around 62 calories and 15 grams of natural sugar, while one cup of Cotton Candy grapes contains approximately 100 calories and 28 grams of natural sugar. Almost twice the sugar gives these grapes twice the sweetness.
I’ve spent many years getting to know the Oregon farmers who grow the nutritious fruits and vegetables you’ll find at your Market of Choice. I value these relationships and the food they produce. Each season brings a new crop of colorful varieties. Stop by your Market Produce Department to see what’s new, fresh and in season!