Grapes contain powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, which are well known to improve blood circulation, sharpen memory, and fight free radical damage within the body. Generally, dark fruits, such as Concord Grapes, tend to have a higher ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) rating than lighter colored fruits, like bananas, or even green grapes, for example.
A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information states that Concord Grape pulp, which includes the seeds, had the highest antioxidant activity compared to purple, red, and green grapes. While the purple and red grapes showed high antioxidant activity within the skins only, Concords were shown to contain high levels of antioxidants in both the skin and pulp.
In the winemaking process, wines that have been fermented with the skins and seeds are higher in antioxidants than wines that were not made with the skins and seeds. This is not only why red wine is healthier than white wine, it also suggests that the antioxidant rich portion of the grape is indeed the skin and seed. However the fermentation process creates sulfites and sulfur dioxide, which can cause respiratory distress, as well as kidney and liver problems.
You can still harness the healing power of Concord Grape seeds and skins without imbibing wine or exposing yourself to sulfites and sulfur dioxide. Royal Grapeseed offers freshly dried Concord Grape seeds and skins year round. Our seeds and skins come from juice grapes, meaning they are not fermented and thus do not contain any sulfites or sulfur dioxide. Using from juice grapes also ensures you are sourcing the freshest grape seeds and skins available. Our grapes leave the vineyard and within 24 hours the seeds and skins are cleaned and dried. Our Concord Grape seeds and skins can be finely ground for use in supplements, skincare, or food applications. Alternately, whole seeds can be used to create a potent grapeseed extract. The antioxidant benefit of Concord Grape seeds and skins is just what your company needs to take your product lineup to the next level. Reach out to us today for a quote on a drum, ton, or full truck load today.