Market Watch: Mars and Jupiter Grapes

Get an astronomy lesion and after school snack wrapped into one with these incredibly gorgeous grapes – in season now.
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Photo by: Gy??rgy Barna / ThinkStock

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Get an astronomy lesson and an after-school snack wrapped into one with these incredibly gorgeous grapes. Mars and Jupiter grapes are hitting the market now -- find out why they're out of this world.

The Flavor: Mars and Jupiter Grapes

The oblong "Jupiter" grapes are reddish-purple with a tangy-sweet flavor. "Mars" are rounder, with deep violet skin and juicy candy-like flavor – very similar to a concord grape.

What To Do With Grapes

Sure, they're delicious straight off the vine, but don't stop there: Turn any seedless grapes into homemade jelly for PB & J, try roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper, or turn them into the easiest after school snack around, frozen grapes!

Recipes to Try:

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »

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