Muscadine Grapes and Resveratrol…
Muscadine grapes are extremely high in antioxidants and contain high concentrations of resveratrol.
Grapes are good …but Muscadine grapes are better.
The antioxidant value of Muscadine grapes is stunning. Testing has shown ORAC value better than 2 times that of the pomegranate, almost 3 times that of the blueberry, over 3 times the blackberry and over 9 times that of non-muscadine grapes. Remember that many factors affect testing so definitive comparisons are impossible to make, but the evidence is extremely strong that Muscadine grapes are likely far better than ordinary red grapes.
Muscadine Grapes Grow in the USA
Research showing that Muscadine grapes are extremely high in antioxidants has led to increased production in the Southeastern United States, especially in North Carolina.
Muscadine Grapes are High in Antioxidants and Resveratrol
According to the Free Radical Theory of Aging, antioxidants help protect the human body from the damaging effects of oxygen free radicals. Free radicals are believed to contribute to degenerative diseases and antioxidants fight the negative effects of free radicals.
Not only are Muscadine grapes an antioxidant powerhouse but they're also a potentially great source of resveratrol.
Wines made from Muscadine grapes may contain over 5 times the resveratrol than ordinary red wines.
In grapes, resveratrol primarily is found in the skin and seeds. The skin and seeds have approximately one hundred times (100 x) the concentration of resveratrol versus the pulp of the grape.
The Muscadine seed is a potent source of antioxidants.
The best Muscadine supplements contain the seed. The product Perfect ResGrape contains the Muscadine seed.
The resveratrol in grapes is mostly contained in the skin and seed.
The product Perfect ResGrape is a unique combination of 99% pure trans-resveratrol and whole food Muscadine grapes made from the skin, pulp, and seed of the Muscadine grape. See the Perfect ResGrape ingredients here.
Perfect ResGrape contains Muscadine skin, seed, pulp and 99% pure trans resveratrol.
Here's more about Muscadine grapes.
Muscadine grapes are the only grape that contains ellagic acid.
Ellagic acid is a polyphenol antioxidant. The antioxidant properties of ellagic acid have spurred research into the potential health benefits of ellagic acid consumption. Check the USDA and National Institutes Of Health (NIH) government for more information on this subject.
Here is an excerpt from the USDA article on Muscadine.
"In a study reported January 1997 in Science, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago purified resveratrol from grape sources and showed it to have anticarcinogenic activity, meaning that it inhibits tumor promotion. Muscadines also contain ellagic acid, a natural organic compound thought to inhibit the start of cancer caused by certain chemicals. [See "Building a Better Strawberry," Agricultural Research, September 1991, pp. 24-25; and "Boosting Ellagic Acid in Strawberries," Agricultural Research, August 1997, pp. 17-18.]"
(Source – USDA website)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH), (an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- American Association for Cancer Research
Muscadine grape vines are largely cultivated in the Southeastern United States since they do well in this areas warm and humid climate. The grapes can be eaten fresh, but are also used in making wine, juice and other products.
And now, it is being dried as a whole food and used as a nutritional supplement as in the product Perfect ResGrape.