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#1 Old 08-18-2010, 10:17 AM
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Are seedless grapes less healthier then the ones with seeds, are they full of hormones?
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#2 Old 08-18-2010, 10:21 AM
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I would think all grapes are healthy. I don't really see a difference.

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#3 Old 08-18-2010, 10:22 AM
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I think they're still just grapes...

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#4 Old 08-18-2010, 10:27 AM
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I'm sure they're just fine. :P
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#5 Old 08-18-2010, 10:29 AM
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I dont think they themselves are full of hormones? But they might have been genetically modified not to have seeds if thats the concern? The argument of whether genetically modified foods are safe is a complicated one, most all processed foods contain genetically modified components... I think I heard that genetically modified foods have not been around long enough for us to know the true effects they are going to have on our health, but in general I think the consensus is to avoid them when possible.

I remember a story about how in the 1970s? They had this specific genetically modified corn created for feeding animals on the food lots or whatever, and it got mixed up with the corn meant for human consumption, people got really sick.... I'll try to look up a link.***

I dont know about grapes specifically ... they could have been just selectively bred too?

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#6 Old 08-18-2010, 11:59 AM
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I just heard that grapes with seeds are more nutritious than seedless...
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#7 Old 08-18-2010, 02:44 PM
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I don't see why it would make a difference. For me personally, seedless are definitely more nutritious because I can't be bothered eating the seeded variety. I hate spitting out little seeds.

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#8 Old 08-19-2010, 02:11 AM
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Rabid_child.. you just crunch the seeds down too.. don't spit, chances of growing a grape vine in your stomach is pretty slim

If my memory is correct, my grandparents had seedless grapes growing when I was a small child back in the 70's. Not sure if they had GM crops back then, the vine was quite old.

I guess thinking now, I am pretty ignorant about GM fruit and veg
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If you are wondering if seedless grapes are one of the Gentically Modified Frankenfoods, they may or not be. Seedless grapes started out as hybrids, so they can be made without being genetically modified. The big factor is whether or not they are organic. If they are organic, there is not a chance that they will be GMO. If they are conventional, they may be GMO. In the U.S., GMO foods are not labeled, so you don't really know. Regardless, non-organic imported grapes almost always make the "Dirty Dozen" list of highest pesticide residues, so I always buy organic grapes anyway. So given you buy organic grapes, don't worry about the seedless variety being some sort of weird science experiment. Grapes are incredibly good for you, particularly the dark, deeply colored purple ones.
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#10 Old 08-19-2010, 03:55 PM
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I'm a fan of seedless grapes! We grew up with mostly seeded ones (didn't grow up in the U.S.!), so it's nice to eat the seedless ones now. Yummy! Plus, they're great if you freeze them and then eat them frozen.
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I can hardly ever find organic grapes, and when I do, they always seem to be seedless. I think the seedful ones are probably a bit more nutritious (and tastier) since they aren't GM.
Like watermelon, the ones with the black seeds just taste so much better than the "seedless"
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Rabid_child.. you just crunch the seeds down too.. don't spit, chances of growing a grape vine in your stomach is pretty slim

If my memory is correct, my grandparents had seedless grapes growing when I was a small child back in the 70's. Not sure if they had GM crops back then, the vine was quite old.

I guess thinking now, I am pretty ignorant about GM fruit and veg

I will do no such thing. I can't stand that sensation.

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I will do no such thing. I can't stand that sensation.

I don't do it, either. I don't like the burst of burst of crunchy bitterness in my nice, sweet-tart grape.
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