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Grape Leaves

Grape leaves, also known as vine leaves, are the leaves of the grapevine plant, predominantly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. With their pleasantly subtle flavor and their satisfying chewy texture, grape leaves are commonly used as a wrapper for a wide array of appetizers, finger foods, and side dishes. Stuffed grape leaves, or Dolma, is one of the most recognized dishes featuring these leaves, with fillings that usually consist of rice, nuts, and a variety of aromatic herbs and spices. These leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals, providing numerous health benefits, which makes them an ideal addition to a healthy diet.
#27
IN CANNED VEGETABLES
93
CAL / 100G
$0.33
AVG / OZ
grape leaves
69%
CARBS
8%
FAT
22%
PROTEIN
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does grape leaves expire?
Grape leaves have varying expiration timeframes depending on how they're stored. Packaged and unopened grape leaves, have a shelf life of up to two years from the packaged date, provided they're stored in a cool and dry place. Once opened, if refrigerated, they should be consumed within two weeks. Fresh grape leaves, on the other hand, should be used within a few days. If you want to freeze grape leaves, you can. Just ensure they're tightly sealed in a freezer bag or container. In the freezer, they can last up to a year.
How do you tell if grape leaves is bad?
Determining whether grape leaves have gone bad isn't too tricky. If they're canned or jarred, check for any signs of mold or an unusual smell as these are strong indicators of spoilage. Also, an 'off' taste would also be an evident sign. When it comes to fresh grape leaves, if they've turned a dark brown or black color, or if they're wilting and slimy to the touch, they've likely gone bad. Its always better to discard suspicious leaves to prevent any foodborne illnesses.
Tips for storing grape leaves to extend shelf life
• Always keep grape leaves in a cool, dry place before they're opened. • After opening, make sure to seal the package or jar tightly and refrigerate immediately to prevent any bacterial growth. • For storing fresh grape leaves, wrap them in a damp paper towel, then place them inside a plastic bag, and store in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. • Rinse and blanch fresh grape leaves before freezing. After that, drain them and pack in a tight sealed freezer bag or container to prevent freezer burn. • If grape leaves are preserved in jars, ensure they're covered by their preservation liquid to keep fresh for longer. • Rotate your stock. Use older leaves first before new ones.
EXPIRES WITHIN
19 - 29
MONTHS
Substitutes
Health Info
Macros
3g
CARBS
0g
FAT
1g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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