Grapes are small round or oval berries that feature semi-translucent flesh encased by a smooth skin. Some contain edible seeds while others are seedless. Like blueberries, grapes are covered by a protective, whitish bloom. Grapes that are eaten as is or used in a recipe, are called table grapes as opposed to wine grapes (used in viniculture) or raisin grapes (used to make dried fruit.
Grapes that are eaten from the vine are called table grapes, as opposed to wine grapes (used in viniculture) or raisin grapes (used to make dried fruit).
While there are thousands of varieties of grapes, only about 20 constitute the majority of table grapes consumed.
Color, size, taste and physical characteristics differ amongst the varieties. Grapes come in a variety of colors including green, amber, red, blue-black, and purple.
In general, whole grapes have a slightly crunchy texture and a dry, sweet and tart taste.