Scuppernongs are greenish-bronze colored large grapes with an outer tough skin. Before one learns how to eat Scuppernongs, it is important to know how to purchase it.
- Choose Scuppernongs that are free of spots, blemishes, and
- Do not buy Scuppernongs that are soft and mushy.
- It is better to eat this fruit within 1 or 2 days, once you purchase them.
- However, you can store it in a shallow container in the refrigerator up to one week.
- All you need to do is wash them just before eating.
How to Eat Scuppernongs
- Many people prefer scuppernong without its thick skin, while some people like it with the skin as well as the seed.
- To remove the skin, slice a tiny slit into the skin of the grape, hold the open side of the Scuppernong grapes inside the mouth and by squeezing the fruit with your fingers, pop the pulp. Discard the skin and enjoy the burst of fresh fruit juices in your mouth.
- As compared to Muscadine Grapes, which is the dark or purple variety, Scuppernongs are less sweet and have an acidic taste.
- Its high vitamin and mineral content makes it a perfectly healthy snack for everyone. Those who like fruits that are less sweet must choose Scuppernongs over Muscadines.
Besides eating the fruit fresh, you can also prepare a refreshing Scuppernong juice. All you need to do is:
- Crush approximately 100 grams of fully ripe Scuppernongs. To this add one cup of water, cover it and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain this mixture through a muslin cloth or a cheesecloth and your juice is ready.
- Drink it fresh or refrigerate it.
Scuppernongs can also be used to make wines, slushies, jellies, jams, and preserves.
Roasting scuppernongs bring out their jammy flavor and it can be served as an accompaniment to savory meat preparation.
You can also make a delicious pie using Scuppernongs.
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