Green seedless grapes may be round to slightly oval in shape depending upon variety. Their color ranges from yellowish-green to bright green while their inner pulp is semi-translucent. They are sweet and tart with mellow tannins that leave a slight layer of flavor on the tongue. When picking, choose bunches with healthy green stems as this indicates freshness.
Green seedless grapes are available year-round, with peak season in the summer and fall.
There are three main types of Green table grapes grown around the world; European (Vitis vinifera), North American (V. labrusca) and hybrids of the two. The most prominent Green seedless variety is the Thompson. They are known for their crisp snappy texture and mildly tannic skin.
Green seedless grapes contain vitamins A, C and K, and are considered a "super food." They aid in boosting the immune system, and because of their high fluid content, grapes are a good way to replenish electrolytes when needed.
Green seedless grapes are most often eaten raw out-of-hand, but they also make excellent juice and raisins. They may be roasted and cooked down into sauces and jams, or frozen and whipped into an instant sorbet. The lightly sweet yet tart flavor of Green grape juice is perfect for cocktails and wine spritzers. Complimentary flavors include, almond, pistachio, hazelnut, walnut, peanut, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, endive, arugula, fennel, rosemary, mint, yogurt, sour cream, crème fraiche, goat cheese, blue cheese, pork, duck and poultry. To store, place lightly washed grapes in a perforated plastic bag and refrigerate.