I used to clean grapes just by washing them under the running tap water. However, I found that it is not clean enough. The white powdery coating on the skin will still be there and leave some bitter taste in my mouth when I eat them.
It made me reluctant to buy grapes, even though I really love their taste.
But since my friend, Verawaty, told me that I can actually clean and get rid of the white powdery coating on the grapes, I am always happy whenever I spot a box of fresh grapes at the supermarket =D
- Remove the grapes from the stem and put them in a wide and shallow bowl.
- Sprinkle 1-2 tsp of salt on the grapes.
- Shake the bowl (right and left/front and back) to let the salt do the scrubbing and rubbing action on the grapes.
- Rinse the grapes under the running tap water to remove the salt.
- Now you can enjoy your clean and tasty grapes. Yipeee!!! =D
I also happened to read a blog and find out that we can also cleanse grapes by using cornstarch and baking soda. You might want to give it a try, if you find it more convenient =)
PS. Only wash the grapes when you are ready to eat them because the excess moisture created by washing speeds up the grapes’ decay.