The Sour Grapes of Recall

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What does getting recalled from Fur-“fish & game”-lough and muscadine raisins have in common? They both leave a sour taste in my mouth…

That is were the similarities end. Muscadines (Vitis rotundifolia) are a superfood claiming anti-cancer and other health benefits. One site claims the antioxidant levels surpass pomegranates and blueberries. More health info can be found here: https://www.nccommerce.com/Portals/10/Documents/MD%20News%20June%202008.pdf

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I gathered a gallon the other day and wanted to make some raisins out of them. The only information I could find was a document from 1983 that explored the possibilities for a commercial market.

http://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/grapes/history/BibliographyChronology/1983_ProcFlaStateHortSoc_96_355to357_ProcessingMuscadineGrapeIntoRaisins_SavoyMorrisPetrucci.pdf

They say there is a lot of good stuff in the skins and seeds, so with fresh ones I usually pop the skin, swallow the seeds, and eat the pulp and skin. With the raisins, after softening up in your mouth, you can cut them with your teeth to get the seeds and then chew the skin. I really like the sourness and the skins are easier to chew when dried.

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