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  Introduction
  
  Strawberries and grapes may largely come to mind when one is day dreaming of succulent, sweet, ripe summer fruit. Generally they are thought of as distinct entities that can in no way share the same flavor or texture. Yet, what if I told you that we can find a combination of these two that produces a unique yet flavorful sensation among produce? It is in fact possible! By blending the two into what is known as “strawberry grapes” or “grape berries”, you can experience a perfect harmony of sweet and tart flavors with the combination of these two popular fruits.
  
  What Are Strawberry Grapes?
  
  Strawberry grapes are a hybrid of grapes and strawberries. Primarily, they are a cross between Fragaria vesca, a species of wild strawberry known as alpine strawberry, and Vitis vinifera, the species of fruit that produces our favorite varieties of grapes. This blend of the two fruits creates a unique produce item that captures the essences of both grapes and strawberries. By blending the two, the result is a larger, crunchier version of a strawberry. There is no bitter tannin taste associated with a grape, but the grape essence is subtly present.
  
  Taste and Texture
  
  Strawberry grapes are both crunchy and juicy. They have a soft pulp and thin skins that pop with flavor as you bite into them. The flavor is quite distinct: a combination of sweet and tart that creates a taste that is both bold and balanced. The texture is similar to an everyday grape, but with a slightly softer consistency. Their shape is also quite different, being larger and more of an oval shape rather than the traditional round grape.
  
  Nutritional Benefits
  
  Strawberry grapes offer the same nutrient content as their parent fruits. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so they are a great snack option at any time. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, K, folate and dietary fiber, while grapes are a great source for vitamins B6, A and flavonoids. A one cup serving of strawberry grapes will provide you with a plentiful supply of many of these vitamins and minerals.
  
  Ways to Enjoy Strawberry Grapes
  
  Strawberry grapes can be eaten raw, as a snack or as an addition to any meal or dish. They are perfect for salads and smoothies, or served with other fruits. The sweetness and tartness of the strawberry grapes can either be balanced or accentuated, depending on the other produce in the dish. Baked goods, such as muffins or tarts, are enhanced with the addition of strawberry grapes. They can also be used in cocktails or other beverages to provide a unique flavor and presentation.
  
  Where to Buy Strawberry Grapes
  
  Due to their popularity and demand, strawberry grapes can now be purchased in many locations in the United States. Most major supermarkets and specialty fruit stores will carry this unique fruit, albeit in limited amounts. Availability is a little sketchy for those who are looking for organic versions of the fruit, however. These can primarily be found in farmer’s markets and other specialty stores. The season for strawberry grapes generally runs from the summer through the winter, so the further we enter in the season the more availability you will likely find of them.
  
  Conclusion
  
  If you have ever tasted a strawberry grape, you know that this unique hybrid fruit offers an amazing and distinct flavor. With a perfect balance of tart and sweetness, they can be enjoyed in many ways. From sweet desserts to savory dishes, strawberry grapes offer a flavor profile that can be found no where else. Last but not least, they are packed full with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, helping you in the process. Now that you have the information, go out and grab a bag of these delicious fruits today!