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Encyclopedia > Concord grape

Concord grapes are a variety of grape used as both a table grapes and wine grapes. Concord grapes are a variety of the North American Vitis labrusca species, or fox grape. concord grapes picture File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Missing image Image:Ripe grapes thumbnail. ... Binomial name Vitis labrusca L. Vitis labrusca (Fox grape) is a species of grape native to the northeastern United States. ...


History

The Concord grape was developed in 1849 by Ephraim Wales Bull in Concord, Massachusetts. He tried over 20,000 seedlings before finding the perfect grape. In 1853, Bull won first place at the Boston Horticultural Society Exhibition. The grape was then introduced to the market in 1854. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of Concord, MA Concord is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...


Dr. Thomas Welch developed the first Concord grape juice in 1869, through a process of pasteurization, the grapes do not ferment creating wine. Welch introduced the grape juice to his church, and it was then used for communion. Pasteurization is the process of heating food for the purpose of killing harmful organisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, molds, and yeasts. ... In its strictest sense, fermentation (formerly called zymnosis) is the anaerobic metabolic breakdown of a nutrient molecule, such as glucose, without net oxidation. ... A glass of red wine Wine is an alcoholic beverage that is made by fermenting grapes or grape juice. ...


In the United States, more than 400,000 tons of grapes are harvested in northern regions. Washington is the highest producer followed by New York. This is about 8% of the total U.S. grape harvest.


The skin is typically dark blue or purple. They are a slip-skin variety meaning that the skin is easily separated from the fruit. These grapes have large seeds, and are highly aromatic. Concord grapes are often used to make grape jelly and are occasionally available as table grapes, especially in New England and also in Texas. They are the usual grapes used in the jelly for the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and Concord jelly is universally sold in U.S. supermarkets. Concord grapes are used for grape juice, and their distinctive purple color has led to grape flavored soft drinks and candy being artificially colored purple. Recently, white grape juice with a milder flavor and less ability to stain fabric has risen in popularity at the expense of Concord juice. The dark colored Concord juice is used in some churches as a non-alcoholic alternative to wine in the service of communion. Jelly is a sweet or savoury food gel, usually made through the addition of gelatin or pectin. ... While the states marked in red show the core of New England, the regions cultural influence may cover a greater or lesser area than shown. ... Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are often served with a glass of milk The peanut butter and jelly sandwich (PBJ or PB&J) is a common sandwich in the United States, and Canada, where its called a peanut butter & jam sandwich. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Concord grapes may have many health benefits such as reducing hypertension and the negative effects of second-hand smoking, but these results are tentative. For other forms of hypertension see hypertension (disambiguation) Hypertension or high blood pressure is a medical condition where the blood pressure in the arteries is chronically elevated. ... Tobacco smoking is the act of smoking tobacco products, especially cigarettes and cigars. ...


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Grower's Cooperative Grape Juice Company | Great Taste...and Great For You...Direct from the Growers (572 words)
Concord grape juice has a rich taste, is loaded with powerful antioxidants, and can help promote a healthy heart in many ways....
Concord grape juice ranks the highest in antioxidant capacity of most common beverages (see graphs).
Concord grape juice is naturally low in sodium and contains no fat or cholesterol, and one cup of 100% Concord grape juice contains 75% of the potassium of a banana.
Concord grape - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (589 words)
Concord grapes may have health benefits, such as reducing hypertension and the negative effects of second-hand smoking, but the results of studies on these benefits are as yet inconclusive.
Concord grapes are often used to make grape jelly and are occasionally available as table grapes, especially in New England and also in Texas.
The Concord grape is particularly prone to the physiological disorder Black leaf.
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