Information on juicing Grapes
Grapes are beneficial to our juice recipes both in a nutritional and a taste sense.
Grape juice along with apple juice is a popular ingredient for 'brightening up'
some of the flatter tasting vegetable juices.
Grapes can benefit our health in a number of ways, they are good sources of
well known vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B1, B2 and C as well
as calcium, flouride, copper, iron and potassium. However some of the grapes
nutritional content is not so well known. Grape seeds are a good source of antioxidants
which can help against premature ageing of the body and can help neutralise
free radicals. Grape seeds also contain compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins
(OPC's) which have a regenerative effect on cells by strengthening the blood
vessel cell walls.
A substance called resveratrol is found in grape skins, it has been reported
that resveratrol once inside the body is converted into a cancer fighting agent
that can target and attack cancer cells(1).
When juicing grapes you should include the skins and the seeds of the grapes.
You should however thoroughly rinse the grapes if they are not organic to remove
any possible traces of herbicides or pesticides that are often sprayed on the
Grapes contain high levels of natural sugars and so people with sugar sensitive
conditions such as Diabetes or Candida should take care not to consume too much
1. British Journal of Cancer 2002;5
Juicer recipes which contain Grapes juice
No recipes found that include Grapes
Smoothie recipes which contain Grapes
Peach Beach Smoothie
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