Forty percent skin, and ten percent seed —— Muscadine grapes are one of nature’s rarest, most potent fruits with a unique polyphenol profile that offers a number of health benefits. Unlike other grapes, muscadine grapes have much higher concentrations of ellagitannins and ellagic acid. When you combine these and other polyphenols with muscadine grape polyphenols — you get extraordinary antioxidant power.
Did you know…
Muscadines have 6X the resveratrol content of regular red grapes
The antioxidant level in muscadine is 40x higher than in standard red grapes
Muscadine grapes have about 6X more Resveratrol than standard grapes.
Muscadine is the only grape to contain Ellagic Acid
Muscadine has more dietary fiber than rice or oat bran
Muscadine is high in Quercetin — a very healthy flavonoid.
What makes the Muscadine so unique?
Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) grapes are grown throughout the Southeastern United States Where the climate and weather conditions can be harsh and unpredictable. It is because the climate is so difficult, the Muscadine has evolved into a grape that tends to be larger, stronger and have thicker skins than traditional grapes. Normal grapes have 19 pairs of chromosomes. Muscadines actually have an extra pair. They have 20.
Unlike other grape varieties, the Muscadine can thrive in harshest environments. They have a unique polyphenol profile which gives them extra protection against bacteria, fungus, yeast, drought, excess moisture, and temperature extremes of the Southeastern United States.
Muscadine grapes contain a wide spectrum of polyphenols such as reservatrol and quercetin. They also contains ellagic acid and ellagitannins that, when combined with other muscadine grape polyphenols, give you immense antioxidant power.
These polyphenols stimulate cellular pathways involved in antioxidant defense, longevity, and the production of energy.
In grapes, resveratrol is found primarily in the skin,and,in muscadine grapes, also in the seeds. The amount found in grape skins also varies with its geographic origin, and exposure to fungal infection.
Resveratrol is …
Resveratrol supplements vary in purity, and can contain anywhere from 50 percent to 99 percent resveratrol. Many brands consist of an unpurified extract of Japanese knotweed; these contain about 50 percent resveratrol by weight, as well as emodin, which, while considered safe in moderate quantities, can have a laxative effect in high amounts.
Ellagic acid is