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The Instacart guide to Kyoho grapes


About Kyoho grapes

A native of Japan, Kyoho grapes have also been grown in California and Chile. These grapes can be found in specialty stores in countries like Japan, the U.S., Korea, Chile, and China. It is one of the most cultivated grapes in the world. In Japan, Kyoho grapes are a luxury gift given to symbolize friendship. In Japan, specialty fruit stores sell high-end fruits to give as a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or wedding gift. Some Kyoho grapes can reach a retail price of sixty dollars a bunch.

The Kyoho grape is a cross between European Vitis Vinifera and the American Vitis labrusca. The grape is large and is a blackish-purple color. It has large seeds, juicy flesh, and high sugar content with low acidity. The skin is not traditionally eaten and easily comes off the flesh. Its flavor can be compared to the Concord grape and, in Japan, it's often served chilled for a sweeter flavor.

These grapes go well as part of an appetizer with cheeses, fruit, or regular salads, made into ice cream or sorbets, or used as a topping for a variety of cakes, pies, and other desserts. In Japan, these grapes are used as filling when in season. Grapes are best eaten fresh and as soon as possible to get the best flavor and crispness. Since they are similar to the Concord, they also make an excellent choice for juices, sweet wine, and preserves. 

Kyoho grapes contain a lot of nutritional value that is well-known in fruits. It has fiber to help with regular digestion. It contains resveratrol which is a natural phenol that maintains heart health. Kyoho grapes are also an excellent source of vitamin C, which is an important antioxidant for the body. This antioxidant helps to protect the body from free radicals, and it also promotes the development and repair of body tissues.

The seemingly perfect shape and size of Kyoho grapes are due to Japan's grape cultivation. They consider it an art form and take great detail to pruning, shaping, studying, and harvesting the grapes. When the grapes get close to maturity, they are pruned to have thirty to thirty-five grapes per bunch with evenly spaced and sized berries.

There needs to be a certain amount of berries per bunch; otherwise, it's believed they will lose their sweet flavor. The bunches are also shaped to be perfectly uniform and round. They are also covered in bags to prevent bugs and disease from coming in. Each bunch is assessed continuously and hand-picked.

If you feel like eating some Kyoho grapes as a snack, order via Instacart and place the items you need in your shopping cart. Once you're done choosing what you need, just complete your purchase, and an Instacart shopper will head to the store to pick the items you ordered. You can sit back and relax, so order to make your day a little easier. We'll do our best to get your groceries delivered the same day!

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FAQs About Kyoho Grapes

Kyoho grapes were created in Japan in 1937 by agricultural scientist Ooinoue Yasushi. It was named Kyoho in honor of Mt. Fuji which was visible from the center's windows where he created the grape. It wasn't until 1957 that Kyoho grapes became commercialized in Japan. 

Cheeses like cheddar, blue, and feta go well with these grapes, but any cheese can be used as a pair to be part of an appetizer. Other fruits that pair with these grapes include apples, oranges, blueberries, apricots, and cherries. All or some of these fruits can be used as part of a fruit salad or blended for fruit juice. Nuts can also be paired with grapes like pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, and peanuts. Grapes also go well with light breads and crackers or salty meats.

There are people who peel the skin off Kyoho as it's easy to peel. But the grape's skin can also be eaten if you don't mind a mildly bitter flavor. The seeds are also bitter, so some people choose to pick them out, but it all depends on preference.
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