Yes, grapes and strawberries can be combined, primarily in the form of smoothies. Other than that, the two fruits can be part of quite a few different types of fruit salads. In the next section, we will be covering two specific recipes that you can prepare using grapes and strawberries.
Dishes that You Can Prepare Using Grapes and Strawberries:
Smoothie with Strawberries and Grapes:
- 8 strawberries, medium (rinsed, stems removed)
- A third of a cup of seedless grapes (red or green, rinsed)
- A third of a cup of rolled oats (use gluten free if needed)
- 1 quart almond milk (or cashew milk)
- A pinch of salt
- 12 cup ice (if using frozen strawberries, do not use ice)
- A preferred sweetener (only if needed)
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients until, when you taste it, you won’t be able to tell there are any oats in it.
- You may need to add a sweetener of your choosing, such as a pitted, dried date or half a packet of Stevia, if your fruit isn’t ripe enough.
Salad with Grapes and Strawberries:
- 250g washed, dried, hulled, and quartered strawberries
- 250g washed and dried green seedless grapes
- 100 ml salad dressing with passion fruit and strawberries
- In a serving dish, combine the strawberries and grapes
- Mix in the dressing until everything is well combined.
- Serve right away.
Nutritional Value of Grapes vs. Strawberries:
For a fast rundown of key nutrients and distinctions between grapes and strawberries, consider the following:
- Strawberry has more niacin, pantothenic acid, and folate than grape, but grape has more thiamin and riboflavin.
- Strawberry contains 54% fewer calories than grape.
- Strawberry contains 58% fewer carbs than grape.
- Strawberry contains 68% less sugar than grape.
- Strawberry has a lot of vitamin C in it.
Below is a detailed nutritional comparison between grapes and strawberries.
Strawberry contains 54% fewer calories than grape, with 32 calories per 100 grams versus 69 calories for grape.
In terms of macronutrient ratios, grapes have less protein, more carbs, and less fat per calorie than strawberries.
For protein, carbs, and fat from calories, grapes have a macronutrient ratio of 4:94:2, while strawberries have an 8:86:7 ratio.
Strawberry has 122 percent more dietary fiber than grape, with 2 grams of dietary fiber per 100 grams vs 0.9 grams for grape.
Strawberry has 68 percent less sugar than grape, with 4.9 grams per 100 grams compared to 15.5 grams per 100 grams.
Strawberry and grapes have similar protein content, with 0.67g per 100 grams of strawberry and 0.72g per 100 grams of grape.
Strawberries and grapes are both low in saturated fat, with 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.05g of saturated fat for grapes.
Strawberry has 17 times more Vitamin C per 100 grams than grape, with 58.8mg vs. 3.2mg.
Vitamin A levels in strawberries and grapes are similar, with 1 ug per 100 grams of strawberry and 3 ug per 100 grams of grape.
Vitamin E levels in strawberries and grapes are similar: 0.29 mg per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.19 mg per 100 grams for grapes.
Strawberries and grapes both have about the same amount of Vitamin K in them: 2.2ug per 100g for strawberries and 14.6ug for grapes.
Strawberry has more niacin, pantothenic acid, and folate than grape, but grape has more thiamin and riboflavin. Vitamin B6 is found in large concentrations in both grapes and strawberries.
- Thiamin: 0.069 milligrams for grapes; 0.024 milligrams for strawberries.
- Riboflavin: 0.07 milligrams for grapes; 0.022 milligrams for strawberries.
- Niacin: 0.188 milligrams for grapes; 0.386 grams for strawberries.
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.05 grams for grapes; 0.125 milligrams for strawberries.
- B6: 0.086 milligrams for grapes; 0.047 milligrams for strawberries.
- Folate: 2 ug for grapes; 24 ug for strawberries.
Strawberries and grapes have similar calcium content: a strawberry has 16mg calcium per 100 grams, whereas a grape has 10mg calcium per 100 grams.
Strawberries and grapes both have about the same amount of iron in them: 0.41 mg per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.36 mg for grapes.
Strawberry and grapes both have about the same amount of potassium in them: 153mg per 100 grams for strawberries and 191mg for grapes.
To sum up, the idea behind this blog was to discuss how grapes and strawberries – two of the tastiest fruits around – can be combined. In addition, we also wanted to show that these fruits are not just packed with taste, but are also immensely rich in terms of nutrition.
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