One of the little-known treasures for those of us that live in the South are muscadines.  This is a species of grape that is native to the Southeastern United States.  They are easy to grow and are heavy producers of fruit.  There are many cultivars and our vines produce both bronze and dark purple berries.  Although many Southerners grow them to make jelly or wine, we just eat them as a table grape.  They have a fabulous, sweet taste--just ask these honeybees that have embedded themselves head first into a berry.

Muscadines are a fabulous source of antioxidants and phytonutrients:


polyphenolic antioxidants

I order my vines from Ison's Nursery and Vineyards Ison's Nursery.  If you are interested in growing your own food, consider muscadines.

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