Among the most important varieties of white grapes that are grown within the Italian borders we find the one that takes the name of Italy, the Queen, the Vittoria and the Pizzuttella.
In all other countries there is the possibility to find strains such as Thompson Seedless, Superior Seedless, Prime Seedless, Watham Cross and Dauphine.
Among the main characteristics of white grapes we find, without a shadow of a doubt, the fact of developing a bunch of rather large dimensions, of excellent consistency and with a shape that can vary, since it can be both conical and truncated pyramidal or cylindrical.
The shape of the cluster of White grapes it essentially depends on the variety to which it refers.
The clusters of white grapes, in most cases, have a typical golden yellow color, with berries that have a medium size, with an ovoid or elliptical shape.
The berries of the bunches of White grapes they are characterized by having a pruinose skin and with a medium thickness.
Finally, the flavor of white grape berries is characterized by being long-lasting and to vary according to the different varieties that are taken into consideration.
Among the most important varieties of white grapes we find the one that takes the name of Italy. Among the main characteristics of this variety, we find the fact that it ripens during the month of September, as well as having extremely tasty and crunchy berries.
Nowadays it is among the most requested table vines on the market, especially due to the quality and beauty of its bunches, but also by virtue of excellent resistance to transport and shelf life.
The Regina variety, on the other hand, is characterized by being represented by a vine that denotes origins that are very distant in time and which probably came from the East.
In any case, it is a variety that is grown within the entire Mediterranean area and, as you can easily guess, also within the Italian borders.
Among the other varieties, the sultana is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of those with the most ancient origins: it is characterized by maturing in the period between August and September.
The main characteristic of sultana grapes is that they do not have seeds and that they are cultivated throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean basin.
Among the other varieties of white grapes grown in the Mediterranean we certainly also find the one that takes the name of Pizzutello bianco, which ripens during the month of September and is now already famous in the times of the ancient Latins.
Finally, another variety that is particularly widespread within the Mediterranean basin is certainly the one called Zibibbo, from which the famous Passito di Pantelleria are obtained, even if it is frequently consumed fresh.
In order to preserve white grapes in the best possible way, the advice is to always pay great attention to ensure adequate air circulation.
This explains the reason why white grapes must be kept at the correct temperatures, while the maintenance of this type of white grape must not take place at particularly high temperatures, since there are high possibilities that such situations lead to deterioration and to the ruin of the fruit.
In order to avoid encountering these problems, the suggestion is to store white grapes at a temperature between zero and two degrees centigrade.
Another reason why white grapes can be damaged very easily is connected with exposure to ethylene gas for quite extended periods: this situation can lead to decay and ruin rather quickly.
This explains the reason why it is advisable to keep white grapes away from all those fruits that are characterized by producing ethylene, as well as keeping them away from the ripening cells.
White grapes: Properties
White grapes are characterized by being grown mainly in Italy, which holds the world record for the production of table grapes.
At the top of the ranking, after Italy, among the major producers of white grapes we find Chile, California and Argentina.
Among the main properties of white grapes we also find that relating to the fact that it is digested with great ease. White grapes carry with them a large number of therapeutic properties, since they are able to carry out a laxative and diuretic activity and are characterized by being extremely useful also for dealing with problems such as dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, urinary stones and the one affecting the biliary tract.
White grapes are able to activate liver functions, as well as make digestion easier and offer substantial help in decreasing the amount of cholesterol present in the blood, as well as favoring the removal of uric acid.
White grapes can be eaten fresh or in fruit salads and are often used to create sweets, jams, sorbets and jellies.
Compost from grapes is not difficult at all. Such preparations for the winter on the shoulder, even novice hostesses. We have offered you some recipes. The most interesting thing is that none of them use acetic acid, which greatly increases the usefulness of the compote.
Taking any recipe as a basis, any housewife can experiment with various additives, changing the taste and color of the compote. In your workshop, the kitchen can also be summoned with the amount of sugar. If you need a concentrated juice, this ingredient is put above the norm specified in the recipe.
We also want to attract the attention of housewives in these moments. First, the minimum amount of sugar in the recipe cannot be reduced, as compote prepared for the winter can "explode". Secondly, it is necessary to roll up the collection of white grapes for the winter in well-washed and steamed jars. Cover with sterile caps.
White grape and pear bread cake
350 grams of bread
1 liter of milk
200 grams of sugar
60 grams of raisins
40 grams of white grapes
40 grams of pine nuts
4 ripe pears
Break up the bread, put it in a bowl and
cover it with milk.
When it is completely absorbed, mix the dough
add the eggs a piece of butter (about 30 grams), the pears
cut the raisins previously soaked into small pieces in a while
of milk and squeezed, the chopped grapes and pine nuts
Grease a baking tray, cover it with breadcrumbs
(or simply cover it with baking paper), lay the mixture on it
bake at 180 degrees for about 45 minutes (adjust with your oven)
White grape rice and speck
70/80 grams of rice, per person
1 shallot, washed, peeled and sliced
150 grams of white grapes (Regina for example), washed, with the berries divided in half and seeded.
100 grams of sliced speck, which you then overlap and cut into cubes
80 grams of cheese, soft paste, into small pieces
In a non-stick saucepan, in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, soften the shallot, add the rice, blend with the white wine, cook, almost at the end of cooking, add the grapes, the speck, add from last the cheese, season with salt if necessary, let it melt slightly, turn off and add more cheese and a few whole berries
Preparation of grapes in alcohol
It is a'ancient recipe which allows you to have this delicious fruit in your pantry, even out of season.
L'grapes to be preserved it can be white or black, preferably with large and firm ripe beautiful berries.
For storing grapes in alcohol first remove from the stalks i grains of white grapes larger and firmer, rinse them in a bowl full of water, drain them for a few seconds with a colander and dry them by placing them inside a cloth.
How to prepare the syrup
Put the sugar in a saucepan, add a glass of water and then boil it over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
Let the syrup cool.
Meanwhile, fill sterilized jars with grapes, add the cinnamon stick, vanillin and cloves.
Add the alcohol to the syrup and mix well with a wooden spoon to mix them.
Pour the mixture over the grapes, make sure they are covered by at least 1 cm from the rim of the jar.
Close tightly and leave to rest in a cool, dark place for 2 months.
So the grapes in alcohol are ready to be served at will.