The “Big White Grape”, or Scuppernong, was originally discovered growing in the wild in Northeastern North Carolina and was our nation’s first actively cultivated grape. The Scuppernong, a greenish or bronze, variety of the muscadine grape. Most southerners refer to bronze muscadines as a Scuppernong and the purple or black varieties as muscadines – in spite of there now being some newer varieties available.
All the good things Scuppernongs have to offer!
* Scuppernongs are one of the BEST sources of ANTIOXIDANTS found in nature.
* A leading source of cancer fighting resveratrol.
* These grapes are high in Vitamin C.
* You will find potassium, Vitamin B, and trace minerals.
* They are naturally low in sodium and high in fiber.
* They are fat free and cholesterol free.
* Scuppernongs only have 95-100 calories per cup.
Just Want to Snack on Your Grapes?
Most people prefer not to eat the thick skins or large seeds of the Scuppernong. That doesn’t mean this grape don’t make suitable fresh eating. Follow these simple steps to enjoy your Scuppernong grapes:
1. Bite or slice a small slit into the grape skin.
2. Hold the open end of the grape inside your mouth and pop the pulp from the skin by squeezing the grape with your fingers.
3. Discard the skin and seeds, unless you have a hankering for the tough, yet edible skins.