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"Swamp grapes"

Pat Hammond | Oct 17, 2013 10:02 AM

Yesterday I saw a plastic container of grapes with a handwritten sign that said "Swamp grapes" so, of course, I bought them. When I got them home I saw the label on the box: Muscadine - The Ultra Health Fruit. They're big, freckled green. I realized I had heard of them before. They're purported to contain a lot of that stuff that makes red wine good for you. Anyway, I washed one, and popped it into my mouth and *tried* to chew. The skin is like leather. Wikipedia agreed with that and suggested nipping a tiny hole in one end, squeezing and sucking the inner flesh out. They do have seeds and the flavor is...interesting, but the process of eating them is fun! I'll share them with my grandchildren and see who can accumulate the biggest pile of deflated skins. Has anyone else seen them?

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