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FAQ - Muscadine Grape

 

Q: What is a neutraceutical ?
A. A neutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a part of a food that may provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment of disease.
 
 
Q: Why is Resveratrol important to us?
A. Resveratrol has potent antioxidant properties that make it effective against damaging free radicals with specific effects and protection of the cardiovascular system, blood and cellular structure.  Resveratrol has also demonstrated reduction in inflammation effects while enhancing the immune functions and reducing oxidative stress in brain cells.

 

 

RESVERATROL CONCENTRATIONS

GRAPE

LEVELS

Muscadine Seed (Red)

44.57 ug/g

Muscadine Seed (White)

43.665 ug/g

Garnay Seed (Red)

1.0 ug/g

Pinot Seed (Red)

1.1 ug/g

Chadonary Seed (Whtie)

1.1 ug/g

 

 
 
Q: Why are antioxidants important to us ?
A. Researchers have found that naturally occurring antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables – especially Muscadine grapes – provide a good source of antioxidants.  Antioxidants are known as free radical scavengers which help to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease on the cellular level.  Antioxidants also help to reduce inflammation which causes joint pain and many chronic diseases.
 
 
Q: What is ORAC ?
A. Known as Oxygen Radical Absorbing Capacity – measures the antioxidant strength in foods and nutrients.  The higher the score, the stronger the antioxidant capacity.  The chart below gives an ORAC comparison of popular juices on the open market.

 

ORAC VALUES OF FRUITS

Muscadine Seed

559

Plum

79

Orange

52

Grapefruit

48

Tomato

37

Kiwi

37

Apple

13

Pear

9

 
 
Q: What are Phytochemicals ?
A. “Phyto” from the Greek word for plant means that chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants.  Phytochemicals are non-nutritive plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties.  They are nonessential nutrients, meaning that they are not required by the human body for sustaining life.  Plants products these chemicals to protect themselves and recent research demonstrates that they can also protect humans against diseases.  There are more then a thousand known phytochemicals.  Some of the well-known phytochemicals are lycopene in tomatoes, isoflavones in soy and flavonoids in fruits, phenolics in Muscadines.  Phytochemicals are anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-carcenogenic.

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