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 crops.

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 grape juice.

References -
1. British Journal of Cancer 2002;5

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